Vivek Oberoi trolled for Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai elections meme
While everyone's waiting for the results of the 2019 general elections on May 23, Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi is out here disappointing his measly fanbase. After the declaration of the exit polls yesterday, which favored a majority for the BJP-led NDA, Vivek cracked a rather crude joke about his past with actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, his ex-girlfriend, and Salman Khan, her ex-boyfriend before him.
Vivek poked fun at Aishwarya's past relationships
On Monday, Vivek shared a meme, which drew parallels between Aishwarya's relationship with Salman and the opinion polls, her relationship with Vivek himself and the exit polls, and finally, Aishwarya's endgame, marrying Abhishek Bachchan, referred to as the election results. The meme pokes fun at how the opinion polls, the exit polls and the actual results of the elections can very much be inconsistent.
Here's the tasteless meme shared by Vivek Oberoi
The response to Vivek's tweet was not pleasant
Almost everyone ripped into Vivek for the obnoxious joke which unnecessarily seemed to dig up painful memories for Aishwarya, who married Abhishek back in 2007 and has a daughter with him named Aaradhya. Here are some reactions to Vivek's tweet.
Sonam Kapoor termed the joke 'disgusting' and 'classless'
Badminton star Jwala Gutta also condemned Vivek's tweet
'Once a loser, always a loser'
He doesn't seem to have learned much from 2003 fiasco
'Too much to expect an apology even,' says journalist
Aishwarya's relationships with Salman and Vivek ended bitterly
For the uninitiated, Aishwarya's abusive relationship with Salman ended up being quite the controversy, which made headlines back in 2002, when they broke up. She had leveled allegations of infidelity, and physical, emotional and verbal abuse. In 2003, Vivek, who was then dating Aishwarya, accused Salman of drunkenly calling him 41 times in a press conference. Aishwarya ended things with him after that.