Farah Khan Ali says sorry for tweets favouring actor Salman Khan
After facing backlash over tasteless tweets favouring Salman Khan, jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali has come up with the perfect plan to make streets safer for homeless: Earmark a separate area where they can sleep and drunk drivers are not allowed to drive.bollywood Updated: May 08, 2015 17:36 IST
needs a refresher course in French history, and fast. If that sounds too much, she should definitely make an acquaintance of Marie Antoinette, the French queen who solved the peasants' problem of having no bread to eat with this irrepressible line: "Let them eat cake".
Ali (not to be confused with Happy New Year director
) has come up with a similar proposal regarding Bollywood actor Salman Khan's conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The Bollywood actor was sentenced to five years on Wednesday in the case by a sessions court. His sentencing was suspended by the Bombay high court on Friday pending appeal.
So, how to make roads safe so that rich kids, and men, do not end up having to drive over people who sleep on road? Elementary, my dear Watson, says Ali. Just earmark a few roads, or bylanes, where they will sleep and where the likes of Salman Khan or Alistair Perrera will not be allowed to drive. The rich brats should not lose heart though. They can get drunk as a skunk and drive on all the pavements they want in the rest of the city.
This jewellery designer, sister to sometime-actor Zayed Khan and former sister-in-law of Hrithik Roshan landed herself in a Twitter sh*tstorm when she wrote, "The govt should be responsible for housing ppl. If no 1was sleeping on d road in any other country Salman wuld not have driven over anybody."
That was after Salman was sentenced to five years in jail for the 2002 hit-and-run case in which one man was killed and four injured. At pains to explain to outraged people on Twitter and off it that she was a responsible citizen of this country and just wanted bang for her tax buck, Ali tweeted and tweeted. And with every tweet, she got herself deeper into it. Here's a sample…
It's like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
My ppl not sleeping on the road tweet is meant to mock the govt not d poor ppl Bec every govt is responsible to provide housing to its ppl— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
After offering unconditional apology for seeming to mock poor people, a chastened Ali started tweeting again on Friday. This time, she had the solution. Writing that she realized (finally!) that there are poor people who had nowhere to go, so we need to be more sympathetic to them.
Reaffirming her concernfor people who lose their lives to drunk drivers was genuine, she came up with the idea for earmarking lanes for them to sleep.
I realise the homeless have no place to go and so we need to be more sympathetic to them.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 8, 2015
And maybe we need to earmark roads where the homeless can sleep peacefully without the fear of being run over, roads that are bylanes— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 8, 2015
Change doesn't happen overnight but maybe we can collectively come up with solutions to make sure that people don't die senselessly— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 8, 2015
#Justasking Farah: So where all do you think drunk drivers should be allowed to drive?
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