This Friday, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez’s film A Gentleman released on silverscreen. But another major event was also taking place in the country. It was none other than Panchkula High Court’s verdict on Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim, who was accused of rape of two women followers in 2002. Violent clashes have emerged since the HC convicted the godman in Panchkula. Heavy security has been deployed across Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. Sidharth Malhotra tweeted his concern for the people in a tweet which terribly went wrong as it concluded. He wrote:
To all the people of Haryana , please stay safe. Hope you can see our film soon #Agentleman #PeaceAndLove
This tweet didn’t go well with most of the people, who found it rather insensitive at the time of upheaval in the country. Wishing the safety for people in Haryana was okay, but the way he went away with mentioning his film in the tweet seemed tasteless to many. As soon as he tweeted, he was flooded with more than 1,000 of backlashes in reply. Here’s what some of the angered followers wrote:
After this shameless tweet people should bycott his film— Raghu 😎 (@Raggi03) August 25, 2017
R u really so stupid— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) August 25, 2017
This was a shameful way of promoting your film. For god sake can you get considerate— Rahul Bhutani (@BhutaniRahul) August 25, 2017
Did you seriously just try to plug a film via this disaster? Play it back in your head and tell me it wasn't an idiotic thing to do.— Sabka Vikas (@PabloVikasso) August 25, 2017
It was not until the evening that Sidharth Malhotra provided clarifications for his tweets. He wrote to his defence:
To people who are commenting on my morning tweets,they were made before the verdict ! Thoughts n prayers
To people who are commenting on my morning tweets,they were made before the verdict ! Thoughts n prayers— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) August 25, 2017
Thankfully, most of his followers are convinced now.
We understand Sid ! But it's a fashion to take offence without knowing the details, your intent is right so don't worry 😊— Purva Tribhuvan (@purvs3) August 25, 2017
Sid you don't need to clarify it to anyone! We all know how you are, plus people get offended on anything They love to create a mess Ignore— Sanjana. 🌈 (@SanjSayz) August 25, 2017
Correct.. ppl just now a days have to make issue of anything and everything..— Saloni (@Saloni_shines) August 25, 2017
A Gentleman is a Krishna D.K movie which features Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez in pivotal roles. It released on 25th August, 2017.
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