Richa Chadha's recent tweet "Galwan says Hi' stirred controversy. The Fukrey actress was slammed on social media for insulting and mocking the Indian Army. Soon after facing severe backlash from eminent pollical parties, netizens and people from the industry, the actress deleted the tweet and issued an apology on Twitter.
However, her public apology seems futile for the actress as Bollywood celebrities and netizens are still hurt by her tweet and haven't accepted her apology.
Akshay Kumar enraged and hurt over Richa Chadha's 'Galwan says hi' Tweet
Akshay Kumar is the latest celebrity to condemn Richa Chadha's Galwan tweet. Taking to Twitter, Akshay wrote, "Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain (We exist because of them)."
He also posted a screenshot of the deleted tweet by Ms Chadha.
Indian citizens lauded Akshay Kumar for standing up for what is right.
A user mentioned, "Respect Man..."
Another user mentioned, "(One of the)major reasons, why i love, adore n so much respect Mr Khiladi."
The third one said, "Not many people speak against their own fraternity, that too directly, clearly, without mincing words, even if they're grossly wrong. Thanx for this."
Director Abhishek Kapoor also agreed with Akshay Kumar's tweet and commented on it.
What did Richa Chadha Tweet?
On Wednesday, Richa reacted to Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi's statement. Sharing the statement, Richa took to her Twitter handle and wrote, "Galwan says hi."
The actress tagged a lawyer named Saveena Bedi Sachar and tweeted, "Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj (army) of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part. As a Lt. Col, he took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war, in 1960s. My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It's in my blood. A whole family is affected when a son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me"
Bollywood celebrities and Political leaders lashed out at the actress for belittling the Indian Army
After Richa's controversial Tweet, Supreme Court lawyer, Vineet Jindal, had demanded her arrest
#BREAKING रिचा चड्ढा के विवादित बोल पर शिकायत। सुप्रीम कोर्ट के वकील @vineetJindal19 ने दिल्ली पुलिस कमिश्नर को भेजी शिकायत। शिकायत में रिचा चड्डा के खिलाफ कार्रवाई की मांग और साथ ही एफआईआर दर्ज करने की भी मांग की। रिचा चड्डा की तत्काल गिरफ्तारी की मांग। https://t.co/mNfP5jHzOF pic.twitter.com/fhsQrlmiju— Sumit Kumar (@SumitLegal) November 24, 2022
Mumbai | An actor Richa Chadha has made a joke dragging Galwan valley in her tweet. I demand the CM & HM to take stringent action on this. Such actors, who make anti-national tweets should be banned: Shiv Sena Spox (Uddhav faction) Anand Dubey pic.twitter.com/qOiXcl6J4Q— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2022
Shiv Sena spokesperson (Uddhav faction) Anand Dubey demanded Maharashtra CM Ekanth Shinde and Home Minister Amit Shah to take stringent actions against the 'anti-national' tweet of the actor.
BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa termed the tweet 'disgraceful' and said, "Disgraceful Tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified."
Producer Ashoke Pandit tweeted to the Mumbai Police to file an FIR against the actor." He also tagged Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in his post. His tweet read, "I appeal to @CPMumbaiPolice @MumbaiPolice to file an F.I.R against actress #RichaChadha for mocking & abusing our security forces. She has been a regular offender of spreading hate towards nationalist forces. @mieknathshinde @Dev_Fadnavi.