Ranvir Shorey claims he was threatened over now-deleted Nehru tweet
Actor Ranvir Shorey apparently received flak after making an alleged derogatory tweet on former Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Although he deleted the tweet and apologized for using coarse language, he now claims to have been threatened by a man at the behest of Congress MLC Bhai Jagtap. Shorey also shared screenshots of the messages he received. Here's more.
'Delete the content...or else face wrath of the consequences'
In the screenshots shared, the man named Suraj Thakur can be seen asking the actor to "delete the content from all social media platforms or else face the wrath of the consequences." Asking for an immediate apology, the note pointed out how Shorey's post was "quite objectionable to crores n crores citizens of the country and Congress party workers (sic)."
Shorey clarified the joke was not on Nehru
The Angrezi Medium star also posted his reply to the text, where he claimed that the joke was not targeted at Nehru, as many were misunderstanding it to be, but targeted at the person standing next to him in the photo. "However, please be informed that I am not a supporter of the Congress party, and I retain my right to freedom of speech."
Check out the screenshots shared by Shorey here
At center: Modi, Nehru and a lot of Twitter users
It all started when the Sunflower actor had shared a meme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, which invited a lot of hate from the Opposition. One such reply, according to OpIndia, said a party that exists because of a torn condom shouldn't be criticizing the Congress. Replying to this, Shorey posted the Nehru-standing-with-a-man image, writing it was him who should've used a condom.
Shorey reshared his meme on Modi with a different caption
Soon after fighting the trolls for a while, Shorey deleted his original tweet and reposted it with a different caption. Notably, Modi's image was an edited shot taken from his recent visit to the construction site of the new Parliament building. Post that, Jagtap shared a recording of a phone call between Thakur and Shorey. The actor has, however, maintained it's heavily edited.
Won't tolerate disrespect of Gandhi family, wrote Jagtap
अभिनेता रणवीर शौरी ने कुछ अनुचित शब्दों के साथ हमारे पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री पंडित नेहरू जी की तस्वीर ट्वीट की थी, मेरे निर्देश पर @SurajThakurINC जी ने उन्हें फोन किया और अब उन्होंने ट्वीट को हटा दिया है।गांधी/नेहरू परिवार का अनादर बर्दाश्त नहीं किया जाएगा— Bhai Jagtap - भाई जगताप (@BhaiJagtap1) September 28, 2021
ये नयी मुंबई कांग्रेस है 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/vRfdr8su0U