Actor Sidharth Malhotra has been forced to distance himself from a tweet he posted this morning in which he used today’s big news headline – the verdict in Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s rape case – to plug his new film A Gentleman. The tweet, which the actor shared some hours before Ram Rahim was found guilty by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, read: “To all the people of Haryana , please stay safe. Hope you can see our film soon #Agentleman #PeaceAndLove.” It didn’t go down well. Accused of tone-deafness, Sidharth Malhotra tweeted shortly before writing this: “To people who are commenting on my morning tweets, they were made before the verdict! Thoughts n prayers.” Ram Rahim’s followers – over a lakh of whom crowded into Panchkula for the verdict – reacted to his conviction with fury. Violent clashes have left several dead and the army was called in to help the police disperse the angry mobs. Gurmeet Ram Rahim will be sentenced on Monday.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) August 25, 2017
I thought a couple of my tweets may have been a bit thoughtless when protestors started dying but this takes the bloody cake. https://t.co/DqW5nFT1Hv
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 25, 2017
I mean like such a ungentlemanly gesture
— Ashish Pandya (@mysticliving) August 25, 2017
Damn! This one is so idiotic.
— Faraaz Khan 🇮🇳 (@AIMIM_faraaz) August 25, 2017
yes bro. Agar by chance riot se zinda bach gaye to ye tareeka mast hai marne ka. 😀 #trolling bcoz ur tweet is insensitive.
— T💫Z💫H (@SunnyShines_) August 25, 2017
After this shameless tweet people should bycott his film
— Raghu 😎 (@Raggi03) August 25, 2017
Source – NDTV