Hema Malini tweets about movie shoot a day after Mathura clashes, gets trolled

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2016 17:05 IST
Hema Malini’s uploaded shoot pictures on Twitter, which were later deleted by her (ANI)

At a time when Mathura is engulfed by tension following a violent confrontation between the police and encroachers, veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini tweeted photos of a film shoot in Mumbai. She later deleted the tweets and expressed empathy with the victims in her Lok Sabha constituency.

Read: Mathura clashes: Death toll climbs to 24, BJP calls for judicial probe

In tweets, which she later deleted after her indifference to the Mathura incident was being highlighted, Malini had posted about how convenient it has become to commute from mainland Mumbai to Madh Island -- a hotspot for shooting. She even posted photographs from her journey to Madh Island via a motorboat, and expressed hope for an early release of the movie “Ek Thi Rani”, which she is busy shooting for.

Soon after, she was trolled on Twitter for sharing the images in the wake of the clashes.

After social media users commented on her nonchalance towards the situation in her Lok Sabha constituency, she deleted the tweets and said:

“So so upset by ths news from a place which is so dear to me, Will go there again if my presence is required. My heart goes out to the bereaved (sic),” she added.

Malini also sent out her “heartfelt condolences” to families of police officers “who laid down their lives in the line of duty.”

The actress also appealed to the people of the district to “remain calm” and not get “misguided by violent elements”.

Read: Death toll in Mathura clashes climbs to 24, over 370 nabbed: Key highlights

The BJP said Malini is “extremely sensitive” to the situation and will reach Mathura soon but insisted that the issue should not be used as a “diversion” as law and order is the state government’s responsibility and not that of the local MP.

“As far as this issue of Hema Malini reaching Mathura is concerned, I am sure she will be reaching Mathura... Let’s not divert the issue as to when Hema Malini will be reaching Mathura. The major issue is law and order is a state subject.

The chief minister has to reach there and take stock of the law and order situation,” party spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

On Thursday, a mob went on rampage after police took action against them for encroaching upon a major part of a government land.

The toll in the Mathura violence rose to 24 on Friday. Among the dead were superintendent of police, Mukul Dwivedi, and Farah station house officer, Santosh Yadav.

While 250 people have been detained for their involvement in the incident, the city continues to be tense even as heavy police reinforcements have been deployed in the violence-hit region.

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