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After Row Over Pics, Hema Malini, Mathura MP, Says ‘Am Very Sensitive’

hema-maliniHours after violent clashes ripped through Mathura, the constituency of parliamentarian Hema Malini, the actor-politician tweeted photos of a film shoot at Madh Island in Mumbai, drawing sharp criticism online.

22 people have died after nearly 3,000 members of an armed sect in Mathura opened fire last evening on the police when it tried to evict them from a 270-acre park occupied illegally for two years. Among those killed was Mukul Dwivedi, Superintendent of Police.

Soon after posting her photos of a shoot at Madh Island in Mumbai, Hema Malini deleted them and said she was headed to Mathura. She also said.

Nearly an hour after posting her photos of a shoot at Madh Island near Mumbai, Hema Malini deleted them, described herself as “a very sensitive person” and said she is headed to Mathura. 

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the “tweets are OK” and added “let us not divert from main issue”.

A year ago, the politician, 67, energized accusations of insensitivity after her Mercedes collided with a car in Rajasthan, and a child was killed. At the time, she was on her way from Mathura to Jaipur in Rajasthan. Tweets by her appeared to blame the child’s father even as the police said her Mercedes had been speeding.

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