Vivek Oberoi deletes Aishwarya Rai meme, apologises

After tweeting a distasteful meme on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi on Monday said he has not done anything wrong. 

Vivek said, “People are saying apologise. I have no problem in apologising, but tell me what wrong have I done. If I have done something wrong, I will apologise. I don’t think I have done anything wrong. What’s wrong in it? Somebody tweeted a meme and I laughed at it. I don’t know why people are making a huge issue out of it. Someone had sent me a meme which made fun of me. I laughed at it and I appreciated the person for his creativity. If someone mocks you, you should not take it seriously.”

Vivek Oberoi tweeted a collage of three photos of Aishwarya Rai with Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi and husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya.

The meme compared Aishwraya’s relationships to poll results.

Haha! creative! No politics here….just life 

Sharing the meme, Vivek Oberoi wrote, “Haha! Creative! No politics here… Just life.”

However, the meme was soon termed ‘disgusting, classless and silly’ by many Bollywood celebrities.

Sonam Kapoor was the first celebrity to slam Vivek Oberoi for the meme calling it, “disgusting and classless.”

Director Madhur Bhandarkar also tweeted, “Dear @vivekoberoi, never expected such tweet from u. The trolls may go to any extent and make memes but u as a responsible celebrity should be careful of hurting anyone’s dignity. Would request u to apologize and delete the tweet..”

Urmila Matondkar wrote on Twitter, “Very disgraceful and in extreme bad taste of #VivekOberoi to put up such a disrespectful post. At least show the decency to pull off the post if not apologise to the lady and her little girl.”