Ever since Shilpa Shinde quit the hit TV serial Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain and won Bigg Boss 11 she has been in the news more for being trolled online than her projects. Recently, she was once again at the receiving end because she came out in support of Navjot Singh Sidhu over his Pulwama attack. Following Shilpa’s comments, netizens trolled her mercilessly and few of them even threatened to rape her.
Shilpa has taken the plunge in the arena of politics now that she has joined Indian National Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Talking to a portal she said that she is planning to take legal recourse against the trolls. She said, “I am going to take legal action. It is high time the authorities stepped in and cracked down on such elements that have also attacked several women journalists like Barkha Dutt and others. I call such people terrorists as well, for their actions are as bad as the LeT and JM guys. What wrong did Paji say? People just want to twist his lines. Where did he support terrorism? Agreed, he might have been politically correct by not criticizing his friend, Imran Khan, but you need to understand that they have played together for years. Also, why was everyone after him to say something bad about Pakistan. He hit the nail on the head by saying that, at the end of the day, issues can only be threshed out on the peace table.”
Sidhu has been sacked from The Kapil Sharma Show following his comments on the Pulwama attack and Archana Puran Singh has been roped in. When Shilpa was asked to comment on his ouster, she said, “I am totally against the new phenomenon of banning anyone whose views you don’t concur with. Sadly, CINTAA and other industry bodies are equally complicit in this. Everyone has the right to occupation; you can’t deny me the right to earn my livelihood. In the same vein, I also bat for the rights of Pakistani artists to work in Bollywood, purely on the basis of talent. I have been victim of this ban culture, so know what’s wrong with it.”
The Pulwama attack that happened on February 14 had rocked the nation out of its reverie and people are agitated and extremely angry on Pakistan and terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) that claimed responsibility for the attack.