Sonam Kapoor - Abhijeet Bhattacharya spar over Shobhaa De tweet
Since Tuesday, Shobhaa De's tweet has set the internet on fire. Many have opposed her, with some lashing out at her for her 'unpatriotic' and 'unsupportive' comment. So did Abhijeet Battacharya, but Sonam Kapoor doesn't seem to agree
Shobhaa De has invited many brickbats for her bizarre Twitter comment on Indian participants at Rio Olympics, where she said that their only goal in Rio is to click selfies. Among other celebrities, Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya of Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon fame, who is known for his insulting tweets, took this opportunity to give Shobhaa De a piece of his mind.
In his tweet, he called her "unstoppable", "shameless" and a "besharam budhia (shameless old woman)".
Unstoppable shameless #बेशर्म बूढ़ीयाs .. abusing and cursing their own motherland, own children, own talents .. https://t.co/nMhy0xfhTF
— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) August 8, 2016
But the story doesn't end here. Like always, Sonam Kapoor had something to say about Abhijeet's tweet. The Bollywood actress from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo responded to his tweet, calling him a "hypocrite", and starting a twitter feud between the two. Sonar Kapoor has now removed the tweet from her account.
Abhijeet was not going to keep quiet, of course, and he served her with what he had to say about the "Page 3" lifestyle she leads. This went on back and fourth a couple of times.
Abhijeet's tweet had a mixed response:
@abhijeetsinger Agar Itni Hi DeshBhakti Bhari Hui Hai Tere Andar Toh INDIA Ko Gaali Kyu De Raha Tha Tu? @DeShobhaa
pic.twitter.com/FaCyxPlx94 — Kid (@SirTahmidAhmed) August 9, 2016
Another Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, too, became a part of the lot who didn't agree with Shobhaa De's statement and showed her support for the Indian Olympic team through her tweet:
Lions dont lose sleep over the opinions of sheep. N champions dont lose sleep over opinions of the ignorant. INDIA is proud of u. #Rio2016 — AKIRA/Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) August 9, 2016