Bollywood playback singer Asha Bhosale has clarified that her twitter comment on machhar war in Mumbai was not directed against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, whom she described as a “very close” acquaintance.
“My comment was not against Raj Thackeray. Raj is very close to me. Please stop this controversy”, tweeted Asha.
• Controversies are created in persons mind. Words are harmless (as you have seen), it's how you perceive them that creates problems. Right ? about 6 hours ago via web
• Please don't create bilawaja controversies. I will have to stick to namaste, dhanyavaad & thank you. about 7 hours ago via web
• I was only talking about the machhar (mosquito) problem all over the country. You are seeing some "hidden" meaning in my words. about 7 hours ago via web
• @mayforcebewidu I was not referring to Raj Thackeray. about 7 hours ago via web in reply to mayforcebewidu
• I meant too many buzzing around & flying around... about 7 hours ago via web
• "Machhar" Raj... about 7 hours ago via web
• CWG has become DMG (Disaster Management Games) 11:09 PM Aug 1st via Twitter for iPhone
• Mumbai: The "machhar" war is in full swing. 10:34 PM Jul 31st via Twitter for iPhone
Amidst a war of words on who was responsible for the spurt in malaria cases in Mumbai, Asha Bhosale, who posts interesting music and film trivia, had struck a different note on Twitter, commenting on the epidemic.
"Mumbai: Machhar war is in full swing", Asha said on the microblogging site.
This was followed by another tweet "Machhar" Raj, which elicited some queries by her followers to which she was quick to clarify that she was not referring to MNS chief Raj Thackeray.
"I meant too many buzzing around & flying around...I was only talking about the machhar (mosquito) problem all over the country. You are seeing some hidden meaning in my words," she said.
The noted singer asked her fans not to create unnecessary controversies, or else she would have to stick to "namaste, dhanyavaad & thank you."
"Controversies are created in persons mind. Words are harmless (as you have seen), Its how you perceive them that creates problems. Right? ", she said.
Asha told another follower, "Kuch to log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna..".
The post comes soon after Raj Thackeray blamed the migrants for the Malaria epidemic in Mumbai. Even Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray and Rural development Minister Jayant Patil, the guardian minister of the city had attributed the rise in malaria cases to migrant construction workers in Mumbai. PTI