Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi scored a self goal for his party with a tweet on Friday in which he expressed disapproval over actress Sunny Leone acquiring the status of a Bollywood icon.
This tweet coincided with the release of Leone’s latest movie ‘Ek Paheli Leela’.
V shd be careful that western rejects like sunny leone are not allowed to epitomise indian culture or acquire the status of a Bollywood icon— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) April 10, 2015
The tweet drew a surge of responses. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah was quick to express disapproval, and it didn’t take long for the rest of Twitteratti to take aim.
I thought this was a fake handle but seems not. What the hell possessed him to tweet this??? https://t.co/81RAwIwwGR— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) April 10, 2015
I wonder if @DrAMSinghvi tweeted that with his pants on or off— Rohan (@mojorojo) April 10, 2015
.@DrAMSinghvi Seriously sir, even Italian waitresses are becoming icons in India, what is going on !— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) April 10, 2015
.@DrAMSinghvi You’re a political sycophant, the lowest form of existence. Ms. Leone has more agency over her destiny than you ever will.— Overrated Outcast (@over_rated) April 10, 2015