Actor Vivek Oberoi has stirred an unwarranted social media backlash after comparing the Lok Sabha election results with his ex-beau, Aishwarya Rai’s affairs.
Vivek, whose upcoming movie on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already in the eye of the storm, posted a meme of Aishwarya along with Salman Khan, drawing instant outrage from the netizens.
He drew a comparison between the poll results and Aishwarya Rai’s personal life. He took a sly dig, stating that once Aishwarya dated Salman Khan (referring to it as opinion poll), but later moved on to Vivek Oberoi (exit poll). However, she ended up marrying Abhishek Bachchan (the end result).
Haha! 👍 creative! No politics here….just life 🙏😃
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) May 20, 2019
Panning his tweet, users wondered whether drawing such an analogy made any sense.
One user said, “Loser, spare your stupid joke on someone’s personal life.”
Another one said, “This is in such poor taste.. one’s personal life is not to be discussed here.. remember there are 4 individuals who are father/ mother/ brother /sister .. and everyone has moved on…
The actor has now been served a legal notice by National Commission For Women (NCW).
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma not only called Vivek Oberoi’s tweet “distasteful” and “disgusting”, but also said that a legal notice will be served to the actor.
— rekha sharma (@sharmarekha) May 20, 2019