Home Social Media Farhan Akhtar asks people not to vote for Sadhvi Pragya a week after polls, uses Bhopal Gas Tragedy as a cheap pun

Farhan Akhtar asks people not to vote for Sadhvi Pragya a week after polls, uses Bhopal Gas Tragedy as a cheap pun

Akhtar not only displayed his idiocy, but he also proved that for the likes of him, agenda is all that matters. An industrial disaster that killed and victimised countless people is just a topic of a crass joke for them

Bollywood is not known for its intelligence but a significant chunk is regularly adamant to display the lack of it, especially on social media, more so when they try to make political points.

Farhan Akhtar, the son of lyricist and leftist Javed Akhtar, today deemed it fit to dispense some important political advice to the people of Bhopal. He told them who they should not vote for. Displaying the Bollywood special brainwaves, he stated that the people of Bhopal should save their city from another “full of gas” tragedy.

Farhan Akhtar via Twitter

- Ad - - article resumes -

How and why exactly Farhan Akhtar reached to the conclusion that a crass pun on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy that killed thousands and has been responsible for countless birth defects in children of the city for generations would be funny for the people who have lived through it, is something we may never understand, but then, the expectations from the Bollywood brand of politics was never very high, to begin with.

There was another problem in Akhtar’s tweet asking Bhopal not to vote for Sadhvi Pragya Thakur. They already have. As in, Bhopal has already voted in the 6th phase of elections, back on 12th May.

Twitter was quick to point it out to him.

The Akhtar family is politically vocal, however, the volume does not always translate into sense. Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi have been campaigning for Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, like path-breaking actress Swara Bhaskar. Congress’ Bhopal candidate Digvijay Singh has also been praising Kanhaiya Kumar a lot.

Twitter users also pointed out the sheer insensitivity behind the tweet where Akhtar tried to use one of the worst industrial disasters in the world as a cheap pun.

Some people also tried to point it out that trying indirectly to help a Congress candidate while bringing out the topic of Bhopal Gas Tragedy may not be the sign of a very bright brain.

Akhtar, and for that matter, many of his Bollywood counterparts try a lot to make political points. However, the ignorance and on the top of it the sheer insensitivity of his tweet only proves that for the likes of him, it is all about the agenda they want to peddle, it is never about the electoral process or democracy. Even a devastating industrial disaster that made countless innocent people suffer is just the topic for a cheap pun for them.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

Ever since India abolished Article 370 from its constitution, Pakistani politicians including Pakistan PM Imran Khan are having a hard time digesting the fact that India has decidedly altered the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

Parody country Pakistan’s ex-minister Rehman Malik exposes his low IQ, falls for a parody account who fools him like a pro

Ever since India abolished Article 370 from its constitution, Pakistani politicians including Pakistan PM Imran Khan are having a hard time digesting the fact that India has decidedly altered the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan takes a cue from Congress yet again, asks ‘what happened to Rafale investigation’

In case Chaudhry missed out, the first Rafale jet is expected to be delivered next month.

NDTV’s Interim CEO Suparna Singh resigns with immediate effect

NDTV interim CEO Suparna Singh, whose appointment as CEO was not approved by I&B ministry, has stepped down
Pakistani Army's official spokesperson now begs attention from Shah Rukh Khan

Frustrated Pakistani Army now wants Shah Rukh Khan to pay attention to them

Major General Asif Ghafoor, the official spokesperson of the Pakistani armed forces, who thinks it is his patriotic and religious duty to be a Twitter troll, has now directed his ranting towards Shah Rukh Khan and his upcoming Netflix series.
Hartosh Singh Bal resorts to factually incorrect details to target Amit Shah

Fact-Check: Unlike Chidambaram who tried to escape from law, Amit Shah resolutely faced trial and was acquitted

Hartosh Singh Bal equated P Chidambaram's disgraceful escape with Amit Shah's tenacity to face the law

Here is how these 7 opinion pieces in 4 days reveal newspaper The Hindu’s legendary level of meltdown and arrogance

Let’s take a look at the opinion pieces published by The Hindu in their print edition, in this week

Congress mouthpiece’s obituary on Arun Jaitley is the worst in recent memory and an absolute disgrace

The entire National Herald obituary is made up of thoughtless remarks.

Former Pakistan army chief says Pakistan will use Kartarpur corridor to revive Khalistani terrorism in India

Gen Mirza Aslam Beg has said Pakistan army and the government should create trouble for India through Khalistan movement

McDonald’s India admits to discriminating against non-Muslims, buys only Halal meat for its restaurants

Halal is the Islamic method of slaughter which cannot be carried out by non-Muslims.
Imran Khan has defended terrorists on Twitter

Imran ‘Taliban’ Khan goes on a bizarre defense of terrorists who may have infiltrated India disguised as Hindus

If harbouring, nourishing and sending terrorists to India was not enough, Pakistan has now shed all pretence and has been officially using terrorism as its state policy.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

181,405FansLike
173,177FollowersFollow
91,269SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post