Mumbai: Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor confronted each other on Twitter on Wednesday after Abhay Deol’s take down on Bollywood collegues endorsing fairness creams. Sonam Kapoor retaliated with an age old pic of Abhay’s cousin Esha Deol to which the Twitteretis termed it an ugly move.
While he named A-listers Shah Rukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor Sidharth Malhotra, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan and Shahid Kapoor, among others, he missed out on sister Esha Deol’s name, who too in the past had posed a fairness product’s ad campaign. Feeling the sting of being dragged in a debate of morals, Sonam pointed out what Abhay missed with a screenshot of Esha’s ad on Twitter.
What followed was nothing short of a controversy in itself. Sonam wrote, “I appreciate and concur with your views Abhay, Would like to know your thoughts on this one as well.
Abhay Deol replied back with a tinge of motivation though.
— abhay deol (@AbhayDeol) April 12, 2017
Interestingly, Sonam has deleted all her tweets from the conversation.
The 41-year-old actor took to Facebook, where he posted a number of celebrity ad campaigns, criticising Bollywood as well as the country’s obsession with fairness, post Vijay’s remarks without naming him.
He also took pot-shots at actors and actresses such as “Raanjhanaa” co-star Sonam Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Shahid Kapoor, Sidarth Malhotra, along with Hollywood star Eva Longoria for taking part in the business that thrives on people’s insecurities.
Giving reference of actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’ ‘Dark Is Beautiful’ campaign, Abhay wrote, “Silly Nandita trying to teach us that Black is also beautiful. Doesn’t she know that we already know that? Why else would we be so accepting of people from the south*? ” What’s that? She’s from Orissa? Can we include that in the southern belt of states? Cause I really want to believe in my bullshit. *in reference to a comment made by a politician on TV.”
The actor further said it is difficult for one person to make a difference to the world about the racist attitude, but one can always start with their near and dear ones.