Vivek Oberoi became the talk of the town a few days back when he took to his official twitter handle and posted an offensive meme mocking Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. In the picture posted, he drew comparisons between poll results and Aishwarya's personal life relationships and this enraged a lot of Twitterati’s and celebrities. Sonam Kapoor even called his meme ‘disgusting and classless’. The actor also received a notice from the National Commission of Women, demanding an apology.
Amidst all the chaos, Abhishek Bachchan who is known for his usual calm demeanor was upset over Vivek’s obnoxious tweet. A source close to the Bachchan’s has revealed to In.com, “Abhishek, for once was ready to fire back all cylinders ‘go’. It takes a lot to get him angry. But this disparaging tweet really got his goat.”
According to the source, it was Aishwarya who understood that Vivek’s tweet was just a publicity stunt and hence she calmed her husband. “She is at Cannes and when she heard about it (Vivek’s offensive meme), she was bemused and baffled. She had to calm Abhishek. She cannily saw through Oberoi’s ruse - to get publicity for his upcoming film, the Narendra Modi biopic. She told Abhishek not to play into his hands,” added the source.
Vivek initially played down the entire episode asking what he has done wrong by laughing over the tweet. In an interview with ANI, Vivek said, “People are saying apologize, I have no problem in apologizing, but tell me what wrong have I done? If I have done something wrong I will apologize. I don't think I have done anything wrong. What's wrong in it? Somebody tweeted a meme and I laughed at it.”
However, yesterday morning he deleted the tweet and apologized.
On the work front, Vivek Oberoi is gearing up for his upcoming movie PM Narendra Modi. Directed by Omung Kumar, the movie is all set to release on 24th May 2019.
Stay tuned for more updates!