Abhijeet ‘not scared’ of police complaints
First, he was trolled on Twitter for his abusive comments against a woman journalist. Then, an FIR was filed against him for the same. But nothing seems to stop singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya and his rant. “They can’t scare me with a police complaint,” he was quoted as saying.
It all began on Saturday with Bhattacharya’s comment on the murder of a Chennai techie, which he termed a case of ‘Love Jihad’. After a Delhi journalist, Swati Chaturvedi, objected to the singer’s tweet, pointing out a factual mistake, Bhattacharya lashed out and went on a rant, even calling Chaturvedi a “besharam budhiya”. Later, he went on to post: “This is the way a proud Hindustani man should talk to an IndoPak breed lady (sic).”
Meanwhile, talking to us about the controversy, Bhattacharya — who brands those who trolled him as “anti nationals” — said he uses social media to express himself, but people tend to create controversy.
“I’m a proud Indian. I never talk against any religion, political leader or party. But when it comes to corrupt people, I don’t hesitate from writing about them... These people are not happy about Indian talent; they’re happy about Pakistani artistes coming to India! Isliye maine unki badhiya tarah se band baja di. Someone happened to write a wrong tweet and I retweeted; it happens,” he added. As for his expletivefilled rant against Chaturvedi, Bhattacharya said: “I purposely used the words ‘besharam budhiya’ for her because how dare she say such anti-national talk and mock me.”
Chaturvedi had brought the tweets to the attention of the police, accusing Bhattacharya of inciting communal riots. “I’ve registered an FIR with the Delhi police (at the Vasant Vihar police station). The Mumbai police got in touch with me and told me the case will be transferred. Strict action will be initiated against the accused,” she said.
I purposely used the words ‘besharam budhiya’ for her because how dare she say such anti-national talk and mock me ABHIJEET BHATTACHARYA, SINGER