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I'm uncomfortable about it: Vidya Balan on why she said no in cash for tweet sting

Vidya, Arshad Warsi, Raza Murad And Saumya Tandon Were The Only Ones Who Refuses To Promote The Agenda Of Political Parties In Exchange For Money.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Feb 2019, 12:25:44 PM
I'm uncomfortable about it: Vidya Balan on why refused cash for tweet sting

Mumbai:

Actor Vidya Balan, who was among the four people who said no to cash for tweets in a sting operation, said she declined the offer because she was "uncomfortable" in using her social media handle for something like that.  

Over 30 Bollywood, TV and music personalities were caught on tape by Cobrapost reporters agreeing to promote the agenda of political parties in exchange for money.

Vidya, Arshad Warsi, Raza Murad and Saumya Tandon were the only ones who refuses to do it. When asked about it, Vidya told reporters, "I can't pass a judgement on anyone else but all I will say is I'm uncomfortable doing it, which is why I didn't do it. To each his own."May be they didn't even realise because today on social media, people are commenting on anything. Maybe they thought this was not big. We should not become judge, jury and executioners at the drop of hat. I could not do it so I didn't."

She was speaking at the launch of her Radio show "Dhun Badalke Toh Dekho" on 92.7 Big FM. 

At the event, the actor was also asked about her opinion on banning Pakistani artists after the Pulwama attacks in the valley.

Vidya said though she is a believer that art unites, but, the attack was too much. "I did believe that there's no better way to bring people together than arts. Whether it is music, dance, theatre, music. May be for now we should take a break. Some tough calls have to be taken at some point. We as Indians are very large-hearted, accepting, forgiving. But after a point..." she said.

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First Published : 23 Feb 2019, 08:20:42 AM

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