In the wake of BJP MLA Ram Kadam‘s tweet that that Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre expired which had created a commotion amongst the netizens, Goldie Behl – the husband of the actress reacted the incident.
Goldie who is also a director took the social media where he urged the people to be more responsible and not to spread Fake News and also hurt people unnecessarily.
The actress Sonali Bendre has been undergoing treatment for cancer in New York from where she announced that she had been diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the first week of July.
I appeal to all to please use social media more responsibly. Let us not believe in rumours and spread them, unnecessarily hurting the sentiments of those involved. Thank you.
— goldie behl (@GOLDIEBEHL) 8 September 2018
Yesterday Maharashtra BJP MLA Ram Kadam in his Marathi language posted a message about the death of Sonali. On the translation of the tweet, it reads like Sonali Bendre who has been dominating Hindi and Marathi film world is no more! The tweet came along with the poster of the actress.
Soon after his tweet, there were cue and cry amongst the netizens he deleted it. His eccentric act was caught by the BJP lawmakers when the MLA was condemned for spreading rumours and fake news.
About Sonali Bendre ji It was rumour . Since last two days .. I pray to God for her good health & speedy recovery
— Ram Kadam (@ramkadam) 7 September 2018
He had to seek an apology and wrote on his twitter “About Sonali Bendre Ji It was a rumour. Since last two days.. I pray to God for good health and speedy recovery (sic),”.
But the odd behaviour on the part of the MLA for Spreading Fake News and his subsequent apology post got lots of strong reactions in the Marathi language. He was trolled for spreading fake news.
The MLA had just come to controversy day before yesterday for his nefarious comment on girls and exhorting the young man to seek his help if they are seeking girls for marriage and get rejected, he would kidnap the girls. The news went viral and the MLA had to face lots of criticism from the opposition parties and the general public.
At a time when the country has been witnessing menace of fake news, resulting hundreds of people’s death, when the MLA from ruling BJP Maharashtra tried to spread the fake news his act was condemned by all- both general people and netizens.