As the film and television fraternity come together to mourn the suicide of Balika Vadhu actor Pratyusha Banerjee, there have been two reactions that have caused people to raise their eyebrows. Veteran actor Hema Malini’s tweet has been called out as being insensitive, while actor Rakhi Sawant had a rather strange request for PM Narendra Modi: Ban ceiling fans.
In a press conference in Mumbai, Sawant urged people to ban ceiling fans and use table fans and ACs instead. The actor even brought a ceiling fan with her to add force to her unusual demand. “Banning ceiling fans is more important than chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ because many daughters and daughters-in-law are committing,” said Sawant.
It didn’t take long for social media platforms to turn into buzzing bees, reacting to Sawant’s comments taking to humour to express their outrage. Here are a few of those reactions.
My Reaction When I Heard Rakhi Sawant’s Statement To Ban Ceiling Fans To Stop Suicides. ;) pic.twitter.com/pw0AWE1Edh
“Heavy rainfall in some area. People drowned in the water”.
Rakhi Sawant : Govt should talk to lord Indra to ban Rainfall.
— Thakur Baldev Singh. (@HathwalaThakur) April 5, 2016
I almost followed Rakhi Sawant’s advice and removed the ceiling fans in my house. Then I decided I didn’t like her lipstick #bimbotweet
— manjula narayan (@utterflea) April 5, 2016
Is it possible that Rakhi Sawant hates fans because she doesn’t have any?
— Scotchy (@scotchism) April 5, 2016
A peek into Rakhi Sawant’s brain. pic.twitter.com/qc7GEl0gza
— Aadar Malik (@TheAadarGuy) April 5, 2016
That was probably the only ‘fan’ Rakhi Sawant ever had. pic.twitter.com/2Mma5KqbAs
— Dr. Roý (@MixedRaita) April 5, 2016
*Petrol and Diesel Price Hikes*
Rakhi Sawant- Govt. should ban Vehicles. 😏😎😊
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) April 5, 2016
*Rakhi Sawant wants the Govt to ban Fans because people use fans to commit suicide*
Everyone be like… pic.twitter.com/VCuQ62dApl
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) April 5, 2016
News: A person committed suicide by jumping in front of Metro
Rakhi Sawant: PM should ban Metro
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) April 5, 2016