Jaaved Jaaferi found himself in an awkward situation when he tweeted about Salman Khan donating Rs 12 crore for the relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala.
"Heard @BeingSalmanKhan donated Rs 12cr for Kerala.. this man is something else. Kitnon ki duaein leke chal rahi hain isey. God Bless you bro. Love and #Respect," he tweeted.
However, Twitter users were not happy with the information that Jaaved had sent out on social media. They started trolling him by posting the screenshots of CMO Kerala's official Twitter handle in which it thanked and listed Bollywood stars for their contribution. They called it as a PR stunt for Salman Khan and slammed Jaaved for posting the information without any confirmation.
Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Leone, Dulquer Salmaan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan and others have contributed to the cause. However, there is no confirmation about Salman's contribution to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund or the relief groups working amongst flood victims.
Hours after getting slammed on Twitter, Jaaved Jaaferi posted a clarification that he had heard about Salman's contribution and will delete his previous tweet till he gets the confirmation on it.
"I had tweeted that I had 'heard' about @BeingSalmanKhan 's bcontribution. Because it was a very strong possibility given his track record, I put forward my thoughts and admiration. Taking the tweet off till I can confirm it, [sic]" Jaaved clarified.
Soon after his clarification, social media users appreciated Jaaved for his sincerity.