Mumbai. If actress Raveen Tandon had any plans of making a comeback in Bollywood, she will have to put them on hold now that she has tweeted an allegedly communal tweet from her official twitter account.
Raveena’s demand for hanging a terrorist who was rumored to have been caught alive in Gurdaspur attack, was deemed against the ethos of secularism and humanity.
“Read the tweet again, she had tweeted – Hope human rights activists and liberals now don’t demand biryani to be served to him – this clearly links a Muslim culinary item to terrorism. Shameful and communal!” explained a liberal cum News Anchor, who till yesterday was confused if one of the terrorists was Sikh or terrorists have no religion.
“Apart from that, she called for hanging of the terrorist. What blood-thirst!” the anchor added.
Experts feel that though Raveena may have earned brownie points among Twitter trolls, who must be hanged before terrorists, and Arnab Goswami, she has done irreparable harm to her chances of making a Bollywood comeback.
“You can’t run down and upset your paymasters. That’s the golden rule across industries,” said a film industry insider.
“Her only hope of actually bagging a film now is if it comes from Gajendra Chauhan’s production house. Otherwise it’s over for her,” he added. “I mean if not all she can at least forget getting any offers from eminent filmmakers like Mahesh Bhatt, Kabir Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Zoya Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj etc.”
When pointed that even the likes of Neha Dhupia, Shruti Seth, Diya Mirza, all with views contrary to those of Raveena, were not getting any films, the expert claimed that he was only talking about actresses who were successful at one point of time or even have a chance to make a comeback.
“Raveena was a star in 90s and movie goers still want to see her on screen,” he reasoned, “But all is not lost for Raveena. She can still team up with Chetan Bhagat and write something against ‘bhakts’ and everything will be forgotten and forgiven.”