Mumbai: Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, who came under fire for criticising the government in her tweets, today said she had no intention to “demean or personally attack anyone”. Dhupia, had taken to Twitter to express her annoyance about the government’s inability to handle traffic situations during monsoons in Mumbai and also criticised its ‘Selfie With Daughter’ initiative and ‘International Yoga Day’ celebrations.
Dhupia’s dig did not go down well with certain sections, who took to twitter to criticise and abuse the actress.The “Mithya” star said she was merely venting out her frustration at the flooding situation in Mumbai. “The intention of my tweet was never to demean or personally attack anyone. It was the mere frustration of a helpless citizen of Mumbai. I’ve tried to take the high road on the outcome and ignore the people who’ve abused me and my family and nauseam online,” Dhupia said in a statement.
“But I was intimidated as protesters stood outside my house. I am grateful to our police for protecting us and request people to see that my words were about a subject and not a person. My goal was never to hurt anyone’s sentiments.” The actress said she has “wholeheartedly and consistently supported the government’s movements like ‘Yoga Day’ and ‘Swachh Bharat'” and will continue to do so. “I hope we can focus on the issues that matter and that my appeal to improve our civic amenities is taken in the right way,” she added. Recently, actress Shruti Seth also came under fire after she raised questions about the ‘Selfie with daughter’ initiative.