Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri who believes in speaking his mind on Twitter , has got himself into a serious jam with women activists and his colleagues in Bollywood for referring to the rape survivor in Kerala as a “prostitute nun.”
The offensive tweet had to be deleted by Agnihotri on actress Sawara Bhaskar’s intervention
Swara calls Agnihotri’s response to the nun’s rape “petty and insensitive…just goes to prove there are scummy elements across the political spectrum”.
An angry Shabana Azmi reacted with one word , “Vomit!” referring both the content of the tweet and her reaction to it.
Tamil actress and politican Khushboo minces no words when she says, “The less said about him the better. He doesn’t deserve any attention.”
Dia Mirza agrees. “Do you really think his statement befits a comment?”
And Pooja Bhatt, too digusted to express her anger falls back on the Bible. “Forgive them, Lord, for they do not know what they say.”
Vivek Agnihotri who is currently in the US , stands by his words. “It was to make a point that these liberals always make placards and run hashtags to defame an entire community when a Hindu is involved. Last time they ran #MeTooUrbanNaxalwhen India’s enemies #UrbanNaxals were arrested. I made a point. People understood. That’s it.Such mischievous and hardcore people need strong doses.Problem is , all those people are in Media and they will gang up against me.I speak for a typical small town, middle class traditional Indian person. I don’t care much about such privileged people.But the entireBollywood is baying for my blood.”