Neha Dhupia recently faced a lot of flak for her “supposed” anti-Modi tweet. If you’ve ever been in Mumbai during the rains, you’d be appalled by the inefficiency of the BMC when it came to handling the monsoons. Neha was no different and she tweeted exactly that:
One rain n the city comes to a standstill. Good governance is not about selfies n makin us do yoga,it’s making sure ur citizens r safe.
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) July 21, 2015
Unsurprisingly (and sadly so), she had to face a lot of mean and sexist comments for it. Completely uncalled for!
In an interview to Cosmopolitan India, she opened up about just how horrifying life was post this incident.
It was the mere frustration of a helpless citizen of Mumbai.
I’ve tried to take the high road on the outcome and ignore the people who’ve abused me and my family ad nauseam online.
I was intimidated as protesters stood outside my house. I am grateful to our police for protecting us and request people to see that my words were about a subject and not a person…
My goal was never to hurt anyone’s sentiments…I have wholeheartedly and consistently supported the government’s movements like ‘Yoga Day’ and ‘Swachh Bharat’ as I will do in the future as well.
I hope we can focus on the issues that matter and that my appeal to improve our civic amenities is taken in the right way.
More power to you Neha!