I never in­tended to de­mean any­one: Neha

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The in­ten­tion of my tweet was never to de­mean or per­son­ally at­tack any­one. It was mere frus­tra­tion of a help­less citizen of Mum­bai

— Neha Dhu­pia, ac­tor

Ac­tor Neha

Dhu­pia ( right), who was re­cently crit­i­cised for her post on Twit­ter where she tried to re­fer to Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dre Modi’s Selfie with Daugh­ter cam­paign by say­ing that good gov­er­nance goes be­yond this, says that she did not want to at­tack any­one with her com­ment. Her tweet “One rain n the city comes to a stand­still. Good gov­er­nance is not about self­ies n makin us do yoga, it’s mak­ing sure ur cit­i­zens r safe ( sic).” was crit­i­cised pub­licly, and the ac­tor even had protesters stand­ing out­side her house.

“The in­ten­tion of my tweet was never to de­mean or per­son­ally at­tack any­one. It was mere frus­tra­tion of a help­less citizen of Mum­bai. I’ve tried to take the high road on the out­come and ig­nore the peo­ple who’ve abused me and my fam­ily ad nau­seam online. But I felt in­tim­i­dated as pro­tes­tors stood out­side my house. I am grate­ful to our po­lice for pro­tect­ing me, and re­quest peo­ple to see that my words were about a sub­ject and not a per­son,” she says.

Neha fur­ther adds that she has al­ways sup­ported other cam­paigns by the PM, and hopes that peo­ple see the real in­ten­tion of her tweet. “My goal was never to hurt any­one’s sen­ti­ments. I have whole­heart­edly and con­sis­tently sup­ported the gov­ern­ment’s move­ments like Yoga Day and Swachh Bharat, as I will do in the fu­ture as well. I hope we all can just fo­cus on the is­sues that mat­ter, and that my ap­peal to im­prove our civic ameni­ties is taken in the right way,” she adds.

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