Vivek Oberoi recently has been slammed on Twitter for sharing a meme that included Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan. The post that he shared compared Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s relationships with Salman Khan, Vivek himself and her husband Abhishek Bachchan to three stages of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 — opinion poll, exit poll and the result. The tweet was met with widespread condemnation by several notable bollywood personalities, including actor Sonam Kapoor, who called it ‘disgusting and classless’. Vivek Oberoi reverted by advising Sonam to not ‘overact’ and ‘overreact’. Wherein he said, according to ANI, “…Aap apni filmon mein thoda kam overact karein aur social media pe thoda kam overreact karein (I would advise you to not overact in your films, and don’t overreact on social media). I’ve been working in women empowerment for 10 years now. I don’t think this is hurting anyone’s sentiments”
Disgusting and classless. https://t.co/GUB7K6dAY8
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) 20 May 2019
Strongly welcome this notice to #VivekOberoi from the Maharashtra State Women’s Commission.
This quick move will make women of the city (& the state) feel much safer and respected. Such prompt & public actions will stop the harassment that women face daily.
Thanks for tough stand pic.twitter.com/wdHoFNA8j3
— The DeshBhakt (@akashbanerjee) 20 May 2019
The tweet even did came under the scanner of National Commission for Women. “Very disgraceful and in extreme bad taste of #VivekOberoi to put up such a disrespectful post. At least show the decency to pull off the post if not apologise to the lady and her little girl,” actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar tweeted. The NCW sent a notice to the actor asking him to give an explanation for sharing the “insulting” and “misogynist” tweet.