New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan, during a recent promotional event, was asked to comment on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases that have outraged the entire country. However, the 102 Not Out actor refused to say anything and his "no comment" stance didn't go well with many, including Pooja Bhatt.
At the launch of song "Badumbaa"from Big B's upcoming film, the actor was asked to speak on the issue since he is the brand ambassador of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ movement.
Big B said, “Mujhe uss vishay par charcha karne mein ghinn aati hai. So uss vishay ko uchhalo mat (I feel disgusted to even discuss this issue. So, please don’t bring this up. It is terrible to even talk about it).”
Taking a dig at Amitabh Bachchan, Pooja Bhatt took it to Twitter and reminded him of his film Pink. “I can’t help being reminded of a film called #Pink. Can our images on screen please be reflected in reality? 🙏” she wrote.
Her comment on Bigg B drove Twitterati to come out in full force against her. However, Pooja shut down the trolls like a boss.
When one user wrote, “A seasonal insect and a known alcoholic trying to gain publicity by using the name of a legend,” pat came the reply from Pooja, “A ‘recovering’ alcoholic and proud of it. In a country where people don’t even acknowledge they have a drinking problem, let alone discuss it, I am grateful to stand away from the crowd that considers holding your frailties to light shameful. #485dayssober.”
Another user tweeted, “Only brainless thakelis like Pooja Bhatt would even think of comparing movie roles or fictional stories to real life issues… Obviously… living with too much make up & falsehoods drives her stupidity…”, to which the actor’s reply was, “Yawn… 😴”
Pooja has been open about being alcoholic and her struggles. She has even written few Instagram posts on the same.
It was reported last year that Pooja Bhatt will pen her battle with alcohol in a book. “I can help others like me deal with their problem by talking about my journey,” Pooja said in a statement.