The recent tensions between India and Pakistan haven’t yet settled down despite Imran Khan’s announcement of releasing the captured IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman as a peace gesture. Moreover, many sane voices on both sides of the border are also urging people on Twitter to #SayNoToWar.
Despite all of this, however, people from both sides of the border continue to engage in a war of words over the same platform. One such big-tag exchanges involved the Pakistani diva Veena Malik and the Veer Di Wedding star Indian actress, Swara Bhaskar.
Veena’s Mehmaan Nawazi Joke
On 27th of February, when the Indian pilot was captured, Veena Malik had shared her praise and support for the Pakistani Army by posting a picture of the captured pilot and sharing it with a sarcastic tweet “Abhi Abhi Tu Ayo Ho…Achi Mehmaan Nawazi Ho GI Aap Ki”
Abhi Abhi Tu Ayo Ho…Achi Mehmaan Nawazi Ho GI Aap Ki😜 pic.twitter.com/BDcWO25orE
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) February 27, 2019
This rather tongue-in-cheek comment didn’t sit well with the Indian actress Swara Bhaskar who quoted Veena’s tweet and vent out her anger accusing Veena of enjoying a critical situation.
Veena ji.. Shame on you & ur sick mindset. Your glee is just gross! Our officer is a hero- brave, gracious & dignified in the face of capture. At least some decency from that major in you army who was questioning #WingCommanderAbhinandan or the many Pakistanis suing 4 peace #sick https://t.co/KvJH8ClkmW
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 28, 2019
Veena’s Jawabi Hamla
Never known to back down from any situation, Veena quoted Swara’s tweet and replied in a very chilled manner by saying, “We Haven’t treated him what he deserves…we treated him wot we are…Dignified Mature and Victorious…!!!
Shame is All Yours By Now”
We Haven't treated him what he deserves…we treated him wot we are…Dignified Mature and Victorious…!!!
Shame is All Yours By Now😁✌️😁 https://t.co/G84FR77DQa
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) February 28, 2019
While it is understandable how celebrities from both the nation are deeply passionate about their countries, these petty skirmishes aren’t helping anyone. We can only hope that the celebrities will see sense and rise above the idea of one-upping each other to #LetBetterSensePrevail.