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Vidya Balan opens up on why she said no in cash for tweet sting

Vidya Balan also expressed her opinion on banning Pakistani artistes after Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

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New Delhi Published on: February 23, 2019 8:46 IST
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Vidya Balan opens up on why she said no in cash for tweet sting

Actress Vidya Balan was among four celebrities who said no to cash for tweet in a sting operation. The actress said she declined the offer because she was "uncomfortable" in using her social media handle for something like this. 

Over 30 Bollywood, TV and music personalities were caught on tape by Cobrapost reporters agreeing to promote the agenda of political parties in exchange for money. Vidya, Arshad Warsi, Raza Murad and Saumya Tandon were the only ones who refused to do it. 

When asked about it, Vidya said, "I can't pass judgment on anyone else but all I will say is I'm uncomfortable doing it, which is why I didn't do it''.

"May be they didn't even realise because today on social media, people are commenting on anything. May be they thought this was not big. We should not become judge, jury and executioners at the drop of hat. I could not do it so I didn't."

She was speaking at the launch of her Radio show Dhun Badalke Toh Dekho on 92.7 Big FM.  At the event, the actor was also asked about her opinion on banning Pakistani artistes after Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir. Vidya said though she is a believer that art unites but the attack was too much. "I did believe that there's no better way to bring people together than arts. Whether it is music, dance, theatre, music. May be for now we should take a break. Some tough calls have to be taken at some point. We as Indians are very large-hearted, accepting, forgiving''.

Vidya Balan was last seen in 2017 film Tumhari Sulu, which earned her rave reviews. The movie performed well at the box office too.

(With PTI inputs)

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