Hema Malini to take action against Maharashtra MLA over drinking remarks
The actress said that initially she decided to keep quiet because she didn’t want to give the man publicity. She, however, decided to take action so that such an incident isn’t repeated again with her or another celebrity.india Updated: Apr 22, 2017 20:33 IST
Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini has said she will take action against Bacchu Kadu, an independent MLA from Maharashtra, for his derogatory comments.
Kadu courted controversy last week with his comments over farmer suicides. “Hema Malini drinks everyday, but does she commit suicide?” he said, seeking to counter the claims that farmers commit suicide because of alcoholism.
“75 per cent MLAs, MPs, journalists drink... even Hema Malini drinks heavily... but have they committed suicide?” he asked.
The actress said at an event here last night that at first she felt she should keep quiet.
“Initially I decided to keep quiet about this man’s antics, because I didn’t want to give him publicity. But then everyone close to me thought it was wrong to let him get away with it,” Malini said.
“I will take action so that no one will do such a thing with me or any other celebrity again,” she said.
The Lok Sabha member from Mathura, however, did not specify what action she intended to take against Kadu.
The actress also said she was happy with the Union Cabinet’s decision to get rid of beacon lights on VIP vehicles.