On Sunday, May 5th Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to light diyas and candles for 9 minutes at 9 pm as a way to show solidarity against Coronavirus. While many have praised the thought behind the campaign, others criticized those who started bursting crackers. Sonam Kapoor for one got annoyed at those who took to bursting crackers. She wrote, "People are bursting crackers. Just FYI. The dogs are freaking out. Do people think it's Diwali? I'm so confused (sic)."
Sonam also spoke of the impact of crackers on animals. She wrote, "There was complete peace and quiet, and now the birds, dogs and sirens are freaking out in south Delhi because some morons decided to burst firecrackers tonight (sic)."
However not everyone is happy with Sonam Kapoor's response. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit replied to Kapoor's initial tweet writing, "Sonam Ji crackers are burst during celebrations & not only in Diwali? People are trying to be happy in these difficult times. They are at least not spreading d virus like #TabligiJamaat. I wish you would have condemned this act of terrorism than blaming crackers."
Sonam didn't take long to reply either. She wrote," Social distancing is a must ashokeji. Also making sure there isn’t communal infighting. So that the government can concentrate on doing good like they are. I’m sure you agree. You’re a sensible man who believes in being good and kind."
Later Ashoke Pandit asked Sonam to stop beating around the bush. The actress took offense and wrote, "I'm not 'beating’ around the bush. Like I said, Social distancing is a must. And ANYONE not following that whether they are Hindu or Muslim or Christian or Sikh is wrong. I’m sure you agree. You must have very important things to do now. I think we both made our point."
People are bursting crackers. Just FYI . They dogs are freaking out. Do people think it’s Diwali? I’m so confused.
Sonam ji you have still not answered me d second half of my question. I repeat. What’s Ur take on #TablighiJamaat ‘s act of terrorism ? Have they not behaved like suicide bombers? Isn’t it a much bigger a crime than bursting crackers? Let’s nt be selective. #IndiaFightCoronahttps://t.co/YuYgpjo4C6