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NCW Issues Notice to Vivek Oberoi For ‘Exit Poll’ Meme Featuring Aishwarya Rai

The next target of the controversy is Vivek Oberoi. He found himself in a pit of controversy after he tweeted a meme on the exit polls, that features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s previous relationships with himself and Salman Khan, along with her current family with Abhishek Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. The tweet did not go well with the netizens as well as the number of stars and notable dignitaries who later asked the Saathiya actor to apologize for the tweet. For the uninitiated, here’s the tweet:

In the latest interview with ANI, Vivek Oberoi not just denied to apologize for the tweet but also responded to Sonam Kapoor’s comment on his tweet. Sonam had called his tweet “disgusting and classless”. Vivek went on to say that sometimes people say certain things on social media just to project themselves as being ‘cool’. He also advised Sonam to overact less in her movies and overreact less on social media.

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.”

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has now issued a notice to Bollywood actor Oberoi demanding an explanation over his tweet on the exit polls. Rekha Sharma, the chair person of NCW, said

“We would like him (Vivek Oberoi) to apologise on social media and personally also to the person concerned. If he doesn’t do so, we will see what legal action we can take against him. We will be talking to Twitter to remove that tweet immediately.”

Reacting to this, Vivek Oberoi said,

“Is there anything wrong in it? Is there some abuse in it? Is there any obscene picture in it? It is just a creative meme made at the time of elections. I saw it and laughed. I have no problem in saying sorry as I am an expert in saying sorry. But, please, tell me what wrong have I said.”

He added,

“I am waiting for the notice from Maharashtra’s Women Commission and the NCW. I would also like to meet them and give an explanation because I don’t think I have done something wrong,”

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