'He went the wrong way'
Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi "went the wrong way" in sharing a "crass" meme on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's personal life, says his PM Narendra Modi director Omung Kumar.
Oberoi was under attack for sharing a meme on Aishwarya with three panels, one with him, another with Salman Khan and a third with her husband Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya on Twitter recently.
The meme, a take on the 2019 Lok Sabha election, was called "crass" and "distasteful".
"Maybe the joke had gone too far. He has removed it as maybe he did not mean it. He has done so much good work for women on his own, through NGOs. Maybe he thought there is nothing wrong in it and laughed at his own joke. But he went the wrong way. Now he has taken off the comment and apologised," Kumar said.
Social media was up in arms against Oberoi for the post with names such as Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar, who is the Congress candidate from Mumbai North, calling him out for the "classless" tweet.
The NCW sent a notice to the actor, asking him to give an explanation for sharing the "insulting" and "misogynistic" tweet.