Mumbai: Pakistani actress Veena Malik, whose popularity got a push with her stint on Indian television shows, has been slammed for her tweets around the cross-border tension between India and Pakistan.
Veena also tagged several Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Kangana Ranaut, with messages that mocked the Indian Air Force's air strike on terror camps in Pakistan.
The actress, who has participated in Indian reality TV show "Bigg Boss" in 2010 and appeared in the show "Superstud", on Wednesday posted videos of the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot who is in Pakistan's custody, and mocked him too, irking Indian celebrities.
In another post, she sarcastically commented:
"You (IAF pilot) have just arrived.. we will take good care of you."
Abhi Abhi Tu Ayo Ho...Achi Mehmaan Nawazi Ho GI Aap Ki pic.twitter.com/BDcWO25orE— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) February 27, 2019
Needless to say, her offensive posts have irked not just Bollywood, but the rest of the country as well. She has been lambasted for her derogatory tweets about the Indian pilot in Pakistan's custody -- Abhinandan Varthaman -- and the Indian armed forces.
Her tweets are a "tight slap on those who gave her bread and butter in India and are still ready to do it," said film producer and Federation of Western India Cine Employees' (FWICE) chief advisor Ashoke Pandit, who has been persistent that Indian filmmakers must not work with Pakistani talent.
Actress Swara Bhasker commented on Veena's "sick mindset".
Veena ji.. Shame on you & ur sick mindset. Your glee is just gross! Our officer is a hero- brave, gracious & dignified in the face of capture. At least some decency from that major in you army who was questioning #WingCommanderAbhinandan or the many Pakistanis suing 4 peace #sick https://t.co/KvJH8ClkmW— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 28, 2019
Actress Koena Mitra too criticised Veena for calling renowned Indian public figures "buddies" instead of "masters".
You were begging for work and attention in India and Bollywood, wait... did you write "buddies"? Masters!! Not buddies. https://t.co/OZbaO2F8SW— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) February 28, 2019
"The Accidental Prime Minister" actress Suzanne Bernert found Veena's post "unbelievable".
Re-tweeting Veena's tweet, "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!" fame star Saumya said that she can't imagine how someone "can tweet like this".
Can’t imagine someone like him tweeting like this. Sad really sad. https://t.co/bcpvlffKJv— Saumya Tandon (@saumyatandon) February 28, 2019