Vivek Oberoi has landed in trouble yet again. After struggling for more than a month for the release of his film PM Narendra Modi, the actor has called another issue for himself, this time on Twitter.
Yesterday, Vivek was slammed by celebrities and netizens for posting a meme drawing comparison between poll results and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's personal life relationships. He captioned the image, "Haha! creative! No politics here....just life (sic)"
Here's the picture that he had posted and deleted it this morning.
Post sharing this meme on his Twitter account, the actor got bashed by many netizens and celebrities for mocking Aishwarya, while actress Sonam Kapoor called his tweet 'disgusting and classless', badminton star Jwala Gutta expressed her disappointment with a reply that read, 'Extremely absurd of you to tweet this!! Disappointing!'.
Later, when news agency ANI contacted Vivek, he defended his tweet and said he will not apologize since he has not done anything "wrong."
"Those who are in the meme have no objection while scores of politicians are trying to politicise the issue. They don't work on issues but start their politics on such non-issues. There is a 'Didi' in West Bengal who puts people behind jail for a meme. Now, these people are demanding to put Vivek Oberoi behind bars. They were unable to stop my film and hence are now are trying to put me behind bars.
People are asking me to apologize. I have no problem with 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," Oberoi told ANI.
Talking about Sonam Kapoor's tweet, he said: "I personally feel that she should less overact in her films and should not overreact on social media. Sometimes people do such things to look cool. I want to ask Sonam how much she has worked on women empowerment."-
Also, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a notice to actor Oberoi demanding explanation over his tweet on the exit polls.
Now a few minutes back, Vivek deleted his tweet and posted an apology. His message read: "Sometimes what appears to be funny and harmless at first glance to one, may not be so to others. I have spent the last 10 years empowering more than 2000 underprivileged girls, I cant even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever. Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies???? tweet deleted."