Singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus and chose to ignore it, has set off a national debate. However, it is actress Sonam Kapoor who faces the heat for defending her on the internet. The 'Khoobsurat' actor got into a Twitter brawl with journalist Nidhi Razdan and boy is it spicy!
Sonam had sided Kanika by tweeting that India was playing Holi when the singer arrived on March 9. Razdan however, called her out by saying, “Top leaders, including the Prime Minister, had already announced days before that they would NOT be celebrating Holi, by that time it was serious enough. The UK was also a concern by then. So she was reckless and careless, and those throwing parties were too.”
Not one to bite their tongue, Sonam replied, “Nidhi I'm self isolating since I arrived from London. But a week before I arrived self isolation wasn't mandatory and people weren't even aware. I think kindness and empathy is the need of the hour.” One user commented, BJP MPs and members were at parties... you cannot have one set of rules for you party members (which they always do) and something else for the others. The PM & his close aides knew something everyone else didn't and hid it! If they knew it was serious pass orders & stop gatherings.”
While another commented, “She was reckless no doubt. However, Modi advised against mass gatherings. He didn't call for self-isolation for those returning. And GoI advisory for self-quarantine applied to a few countries as of March 10. Did not apply to the UK where she returned from.”