While the whole nation is looking forward to the final verdict of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Vivek Oberoi decided to take a dig at the exit polls with a tasteless joke referring to his ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai and her relationships and is now being slammed for it.
Earlier today, Vivek tweeted a collage of three images featuring him, Aishwarya, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya's seven-year-old daughter Aaradhya.
The post referred to Salman and Aishwarya's relationship as the 'opinion poll', Vivek and Aishwarya's affair as the 'exit poll' and her current family with husband Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya as the 'final result.'
While the actor might have posted the tweet thinking it is funny, the Twitterverse did not share the same feeling. Many called him out for posting the bizarre tweet.
Calling the tweet disgusting and disappointing many asked the actor to take the tweet down and apologize.
Vivek realizing his mistake deleted the tweet and apologized on social media. Vivek wrote, "Sometimes what appears to be funny and harmless at first glance to one, may not be so to others. I have spent the last 10 years empowering more than 2000 underprivileged girls, I cant even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever."
In another tweet, he wrote, "Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies🙏🏻 tweet deleted."
Vivek is currently awaiting the release of his film, 'PM Narendra Modi', a biopic on the life of India's Prime Minister. After many delays, the biopic is finally set to release on May 24.
Earlier today, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled a new poster of PM Narendra Modi featuring the latest release date.