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Pooja Bhatt calls out Amitabh Bachchan on Kathua rape comment, gets trolled 

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When many Bollywood celebrities took to social media to ask for justice for victims of rape cases in Kathua and Unnao, megastar Amitabh Bachchan decided to keep shut and not make any comment.

At the song launch of his upcoming film 102 Not Out, Big B, who is the brand ambassador of  ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, was asked about his views on the cases. The actor said, “Is vishay par charcha karne pe mujhe ghin aa rahi hai. Is vishay ko maat uchchalo. (I am disgusted to talk about this issue. Don’t raise this issue. It’s terrible to think about.)”

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Calling out Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter, actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt wrote a post about his film Pink where he essayed the role of a strong lawyer defending three women’s right to consent. The tweet read, “I can’t help being reminded of a film called Pink. Can our images on screen please be reflected in reality?”

Twitterati couldn’t resist but dig up her past and called her an ‘alcoholic’ and ‘brainless’. One of the users wrote, “A known alcoholic trying to gain publicity by using the name of a legend.” She, however, gave it back in her own style: “A ‘recovering’ alcoholic and proud of it. In a country where people don’t even acknowledge they have a drinking problem, let alone discuss it, I am grateful to stand away from the crowd that considers holding your frailties to light shameful. #485dayssober.”

Another user tried to troll Pooja calling her “brainless” for “comparing movie roles or fictional stories to real life issues”. Pooja Bhatt did what she should have. She simply ignored him.

Pooja thrashed all the trolls the way only she could.

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Earlier, talking to Mumbai Mirror about her alcoholic past, the actress had said, “Luckily, I pulled the plug before it became impossible for me to stop. I’m in the pink of health except for the weight I put on because I’m now a stressful producer. But being the daughter of an alcoholic makes you four times more susceptible to becoming one.”