Social media can be very unforgiving and Raveena Tandon learnt this the hard way out as she found herself at the eye of a controversy on Twitter. It was business as usual for the ’90s diva on Tuesday when a user by the name of Atiya Zaidi decided to ruffle some feathers from the past and accused Bollywood of dual standards on the issue of gender insensitivity.
The Twitter handle @atiyaz singled out Raveena Tandon by posting a screenshot of one of her tweets from the eve of the India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match in February. The 5-month-old tweet – a joke which the actress had liked and shared – was blown out of proportion by the user.
Here’s what @atiyaz posted:
Caught unawares, Raveena soon found herself trending on Twitter. But it wasn’t all flak; she received a lot of mixed reactions.
Comedienne Aditi Mittal tried to find some humour in the whole scenario:
@atiyaz may I venture that the most dangerous thing about Tandon’s comparison is not even the “comparing on the basis of looks” thing but…— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) July 14, 2015
@atiyaz …the fact that she is making women the “reward” and “spoils” of a “war” (cricket game in this case) in the most primitive sense…— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) July 14, 2015
@atiyaz ….or am I completely missing the point? And oh God. Talk regressive nonsense but please don’t be boring yaaaaa. Lolol.— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) July 14, 2015