A trending hashtag #SonamKapoor is trolling Sonam Kapoor again. This time she is being trolled for her opinion on the revoking of article 370 on BBC Asian Network. A small clip of the video of her interview was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of BBC on 15th August and went viral today being on the trending list for a while.
Twitterati accusing her of not having prior knowledge of Article 370 and urging her not to put any opinion without knowing about what is to speak.
Speaking to BBC Sonam expressed her view on the relationship between India and Pakistan, “So for me now, I think it’s better to keep quiet and let this pass, because this too should pass… and I think our countries were one country 70 years ago, and the fact that there is so much divisive politics at play is really heartbreaking.”
Expressing grief over the bans of Bollywood films Kapoor said, “As an artist, you want to be represented everywhere and you want your work to be shown everywhere. Neerja wasn’t shown in Pakistan even though it was a true story, because the plane landed in Karachi and the hijack took place in Karachi and it didn’t in anyway show Pakistan in a negative light at all. But the fact that they didn’t show the film there was really heartbreaking for me. I have a huge Pakistani following and my two best friends, they are Muslims and half-Pakistani.”
Kapoor also expressed her view on the issue stating the complexity of the news which is hard to follow because of its contrast.
“I am half-Sindhi and Half-Peshawari, so it’s heartbreaking to see that part of my culture is something that I can’t explore as well because of that, Kapoor said.
Speaking of her family links to Pakistan Sonam said, “My name is Sonam. I was named when my parents went to Kashmir and were there for a while. They were shooting for Ram Lakhan – my dad was shooting for that, and they decided to name me from there. I haven’t been [to the Valley] since then because of the unrest. I hope there is a peaceful way of working things out. I don’t know how that’s possible, but I think there should be, because it’s a beautiful place but I think it’s been under so much duress, and I don’t think anybody knows who’s right now. I don’t think they themselves know who is right.”
Responding to the trending Twitter trolling Sonam twitted, “Guys please calm down.. and get a life. Twisting, misinterpreting and understanding what you want from what someone has to say isn’t a reflection on the person who says it but on you. So self reflect and see who you are and hopefully get a job”
It is not the first time that Sonam is facing social media trolling. Her views on various issues previously lifted her on social media trend as well.