Hema Malini, who is also a Lok Sabha BJP MP, has found herself amidst a huge controversy. She has been accused of making insensitive remarks about widows. She allegedly said that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan, the holy city in Uttar Pradesh and home to thousands of destitute women.
She has been quoted as saying, “If they (widows) are not from here then there is no need for them to come here from other states. There are many famous temples in Bengal and Bihar too, where they can stay.”
She further added, “There are 40,000 widows in Vrindavan. I think there is no more place in the city. A large population is coming from Bengal… that’s not right. Why don’t they stay in Bengal? There are nice temples there. The same is true for those from Bihar.”
She received instant backlash on social media from all kinds of sectors. Though she has found some support in people who are seemingly understanding of her intention behind the statement, the dream girl got really unpopular minutes after her quote came out.
While Twitter fills up with jokes about Hema Malini slowly but surely, especially with a lot of Kent Purifier references, Hema herself took to Twitter to clarify her stand.
She further stated that she would be on Times Now tonight to talk about her statement. Well, we sure are looking forward to what she has to say about her controversial statement.
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