Renuka Shahane ‘explains’ her Facebook post on Salman Khan’s acquittal
Salman Khan’s fans are overjoyed with his acquittal in the infamous blackbuck poaching case of 1998. However, the same has not gone down well with many, who have voiced their opinions on various social platforms. Amongst those, was Salman’s on-screen doting Bhabhi in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, Renuka Shahane, who, in her own witty way, put forward her opinion in the form of a Facebook status, without actually naming anyone.
Well, of course the fans were enraged at the slightest hint of verbal attack on their beloved ‘Bhai’, and soon Renuka caught herself being a subject of ridicule. Collecting herself, she came up with a logical explanation of how her status had been misunderstood and people were reacting without reading the whole thing.
Renuka told a leading daily, “I know Salman’s fans are really hurt and I am being tagged as anti-Salman, but people are reacting without even reading the complete post or understanding what I am trying to say. I am not against Salman and neither is that post. I have always shared a very cordial relationship with him.”
Further in the interview, she questioned the judicial system and said, “The questions in my post have been in my mind for long. It is about our judicial system. Cases itne lambe chalte hi kyon hain? Why isn’t there a time frame within which cases should end? This case could have gone on for 25 years and for so many years, everyone involved has a mental pressure.”
She also spoke on how free expression is becoming difficult day by day. “What happens to the eyewitnesses? As a common person who pays taxes, I think I deserve the right to ask these questions. Anybody can be in this situation. Some people are advising me that I should not be questioning the judiciary, but someone has to ask these questions, and I am sure that I am not the only who has these questions. These questions do not just apply to just Salman’s case, but to all cases that drag on for years. I fail to understand – why can’t we have opinions? Every time someone speaks up to express something relevant, people say that it is just to gain publicity. Arre bhai, aisa kuch nahi hai. They are just questions,” the actress said.
The actress further clarified by saying that all she wanted was Salman to not get favouritism as he is a celebrity, and that he should be tried just like a normal citizen of the country.
Well, we certainly got your point Renuka. It’s just funny how much one has to explain nowadays, just for expressing their opinions, and the uproar simple and sensible statements create.