Celebrity hair stylist and former Bigg Boss contestant Sapna Bhavnani has torn into Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his questionable stand on what’s being termed as India’s MeToo movement.
Bachchan, who had earlier come under condemnation for admonishing a reporter on being asked to comment on Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment, had finally broken his silence on the topic. Reacting on his 76th birthday, Bachchan had said, “No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehaviour, or disorderly conduct, especially at her work place. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law.”
Sapna reacted angrily to Bachchan’s stand, terming it a lie. She tweeted, “This has to be the biggest lie ever. Sir the film Pink has released and gone and your image of being an activist will soon too. Your truth will come out very soon. Hope you are biting your hands cuz nails will not be enough.”
This has to be the biggest lie ever. Sir the film Pink has released and gone and your image of being an activist will soon too. Your truth will come out very soon. Hope you are biting your hands cuz nails will not be enough. @SrBachchan #Metoo #MeTooIndia #comeoutwomen https://t.co/gMQXoRtPW3
— Sapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) October 11, 2018
She did not stop here. Her subsequent tweets about Bachchan were even more scathing. Sharing a link to a news story on Bachchan’s alleged extra-marital affairs with late Parveen Babi, Sapna wrote, “you will pay!”
— Sapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) October 12, 2018
Later, she explained that Bachchan had never attacked her sexually and she was only encouraging other women to come forward against the megastar. She wrote, “i woke up and social media has gone viral with posts of me accusing Bachchan of sexual misconduct..he hasn’t done anything to me..Clearing this NOW..but i know many that he has … my post is just to encourage those women to come out.”
She also reacted with shock on reports that she had received death threats. She wrote, “folks telling me that i should be scared of losing my life …. huh??? why?? cuz i said his stories will come out soon???? is this how we keep women shut now?”
— Sapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) October 13, 2018
Earlier Tanushree too had slammed Bachchan for his hypocrisy after he refused to take a stand on her allegations against Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri.