National Commission for Women issues notice to Vivek Oberoi over offensive meme on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 20, 2019, 07.07 PM(IST)

File photo of Vivek Oberoi. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Earlier in the day, Vijaya Rahatkar, Chief of Maharashtra State Commission for Women said that the Commission has taken note of the incident and will soon issue a notice to the Bollywood actor. 

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday took cognizance of actor Vivek Oberoi's tweet on exit polls and issued a notice to him demanding an explanation over his post.

Rekha Sharma, NCW chairperson told media that the Commission would like Oberoi to apologise on social media and personally also to the person concerned and if not done, legal action will follow. 

"We would like him to apologise on social media and personally also to the person concerned. If he doesn't do, we will see what legal action can we take against him. We will be talking to Twitter to remove that tweet immediately," Sharma told media. 

Earlier in the day, Vijaya Rahatkar, Chief of Maharashtra State Commission for Women said that the Commission has taken note of the incident and will soon issue a notice to the Bollywood actor. 

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Oberoi, on Monday, got criticized for posting a distasteful meme featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The meme compared the former beauty queen's various relationships with the various stages of elections and featured the actress with her former boyfriends Salman Khan, Oberoi and her husband Abhishek Bachchan with daughter Aradhya. 

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In the tweet, Vivek wrote, “Haha! creative! No politics here... just life.” Here, take a look".

The Twitterati didn't bat an eye in slamming Oberoi for his inappropriate humour. 

The actor had dated Aishwarya Rai Bachchan briefly years back before the couple broke up. Oberoi married Priyanka Alva while Rai tied the knot with actor Abhishek Bachchan. 

Oberoi's tweet came in the wake of various exit polls predicting a thumping majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA in the Lok Sabha 2019 polls. 

Pollsters predicted the BJP to make a clean sweet in the Hindi heartland of the nation in states like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and the national capital. 

The results of the seven-phase polls will come out Thursday.