Vivek Oberoi on Tuesday apologised for sharing a meme on actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's personal life and deleted the controversial tweet after being severely criticised on social media. Oberoi, who reportedly dated the former Miss World in early 2000s, on Monday posted a meme on Twitter with three panels, one featuring him, another with Salman Khan and a third with Aishwarya's husband Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya. The meme, a take on the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the results of which will be declared on Thursday, was called "crass" and "distasteful".
And now, playing peacemaker, the director of 'PM Narendra Modi' biopic, Omung Kumar said that it was a joke gone wrong and that he is glad that the tweet is deleted. On being asked if he found the 'creative' meme funny, he said that there was nothing hilarious about it and that he is no 'judge'.
Prior to this, the producer of ''PM Narendra Modi' biopic Sandip Ssingh took to his Twitter handle and wrote in support of Vivek Oberoi's crass tweet.
"Humour is very important in life. My actor @vivekoberoi has deleted and apologised for the same. Something that was laughed upon light heartedly with no hard feelings, shouldn’t be politicised and blown out of proportion I believe. It was just a meme at the end of the day," it read.
On Monday night, responding to the controversy Oberoi told reporters that he had shared the meme because he found it funny and did not understand "why people are making a big deal about this." "Someone sent me a creative meme where I was being made fun of. I just wrote, 'Ha ha,' and appreciated the other person. When someone makes fun of you, you should laugh and not take it so seriously."
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