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Actress Shilpa Shinde got rape threats online for supporting Navjot Singh Sidhu over his Pulwama comments. The television actress who came out in support of Sidhu, had said, “What wrong did Paaji say? People just want to twist his lines. Where did he support terrorism? Agreed, he might have been politically correct by not criticising his friend, Imran Khan, but you need to understand that they have played together for years.”
Post her comments the actress was trolled mercilessly and few of them even threatened to rape her.
Shilpa who joined Congress on February 5, reacted to these threats and said, “I am planning to take legal action against these faceless people. It is high time the authorities stepped in and cracked down on such elements, who have also attacked several women journalist like Barkha Dutt and others. I call such people terrorist as well, for their actions are as bad as the LeT and JM guys.”
On Navjot’s ouster from Kapil Sharma’s show, Shilpa added, “I am totally against the new phenomenon of banning anyone whose views you don’t concur with. Sadly CINTAA and other industry bodies are equally complicit in this. Everyone has the right to occupation; you can’t deny me the right to earn my livelihood. I have been the victim of this ban culture, so know what’s wrong it.”
Earlier, post-Pulwama attack, Navjot Singh Sidhu had said that for a handful people the entire nation and an individual should not be blamed. “The attack is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished.” Sidhu had added.
After his comment, Navjot Sidhu has been removed from Kapil Sharma’s show.