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Twitterati terms actor Uday Chopra as “Rahul Gandhi of Bollywood” after he googles to discover Karnataka Governor is a “BJP guy”

The lesser known son of a very popular family –that includes legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra and DDLJ-fame director Aditya Chopra– comes in the line of fire on microblogging site Twitter

The Hush Post: Bollywood actor Uday Chopra has come in the line of fire on Twitter for his foolish post on the microblogging site with regard to recently concluded Karnataka Assembly elections.

The lesser known son of a very popular family –that includes legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra and DDLJ-fame director Aditya Chopra– whose only contribution to the Bollywood is his debut movie “Mohabbatein” that had Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, King Khan Shah Rukh Khan, Miss World Aishwarya Rai along with a battery of newcomers and that he starred in all the three instalments of superhit “Dhoom” movies, has come in the news, though for wrong reasons.

Twitterati terms actor Uday Chopra as “Rahul Gandhi of Bollywood” after he googles to discover Karnataka Governor is a “BJP guy”

Twitterati terms actor Uday Chopra as “Rahul Gandhi of Bollywood” after he googles to discover Karnataka Governor is a “BJP guy”

The nataka (drama) started after the results of Karnataka Assembly elections were announced. In a post on Twitter, the “Dhoom” actor cited the political affiliation of Vajubhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka. Sharing Vala’s Wikipedia profile link, Uday Chopra referred to him as “BJP guy”.

Uday Chopra’s tweet read: “I just googled the governor of Karnataka. BJP guy and RSS hmmm I guess we all know what’s gonna happen.” He was referring to the outcome of Karnataka Assembly elections and the subsequent parleys by different political parties.

Uday Chopra tweet

It resulted in strong and mocking reactions from the Twitterati that termed him as the “Rahul Gandhi of Bollywood”. Some said that former President Pranab Mukherjee was also a loyal Congress man before holding the highest office of the country.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted:

Twitterati reactions 1

Twitterati reactions 2

The outcome of Karnataka Assembly elections was a hung house after results were announced on Tuesday as no party got a clear majority. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that won 104 seats, emerged as the single-largest party, the Congress and the Janata Dal Secular stood second and third with 78 and 38 seats respectively. Even before full results could come in, intense political parley began with the Congress and the JDS declaring that they would jointly form the government in Karnataka. However, the single largest party refused to budge, and ultimately both the sides met Governor Vajubhai Vala and staked claims to form the government, report said.

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