Comment on Pulwama terror attack led cricketer-cum-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to face a massive backlash. Sidhu had said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual? It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished.” For this statement, he received flak from the entire nation and was ousted from ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ and also banned from entering Mumbai’s Filmcity. Now, Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde has sided with Sidhu and she has been receiving rape threats.
Yes, you read that right! The TV actress-cum-politician came out in support of Navjot Singh Sidhu. While talking to IWMBuzz, she said, “I am totally against the new phenomenon of banning anyone whose views you don’t concur with. Sadly, CINTAA and other industry bodies are equally complicit in this. Everyone has the right to occupation; you can’t deny me the right to earn my livelihood. In the same vein, I also bat for the rights of Pakistani artists to work in Bollywood, purely on the basis of talent. I have been victim of this ban culture, so know what’s wrong with it.”
However, for supporting Navjot Singh Sidhu, Shilpa Shinde is also facing backlash from trolls. Unfortunately, she is also getting rape threats online. And, this seriously is nonsense. Those who threatened Shilpa must have fear of the law. The cyber cell should take strict action against them.
In the meantime, Shilpa reiterated that she is going to take legal action as well. The actress stated that it is high time and the authorities must take stringent action against such people who attack women.
She also asked what was wrong in Sidhu’s statement. The actress added that Sidhu never supported terrorism. “Agreed, he might have been politically correct by not criticizing his friend, Imran Khan, but you need to understand that they have played together for years. Also, why was everyone after him to say something bad about Pakistan. He hit the nail on the head by saying that, at the end of the day, issues can only be threshed out on the peace table,” Shilpa Shinde concluded.
Previously, Kapil Sharma also came in Navjot Singh Sidhu’s support. Kapil too faced backlash online. Netizens not only demanded a ban on Kapil’s show, but they also want viewers to unsubscribe Sony channel, which airs the show.
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