Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Actress Meera Chopra has become a target of abusive trolls after she unintentionally irked Telugu star Jr NTR's fans.
On Tuesday, Meera conducted an interactive session where she was asked to give her views about Jr NTR.
"I don't know him. I am not his fan," Meera responded.
However, Meera's response did not go down well with a section of social media users. They targeted her, abused her, trolled her and a few even gave her death threats.
Reacting to trolling, Meera said: "I conducted an ‘Ask Meera' session on Twitter and a fan asked me about my favourite actor from the south film industry. I said Mahesh Babu. Then somebody asked if I liked Junior NTR, and I said I don't know him and I'm not a fan. That's it. As soon as I said that, I was bombarded with abuses, murder threats, rape threats, character assassination and threats against my parents. Some morphed my face with porn actors. I've got close to 30,000 abusive tweets so far."
Meera is extremely angry to see such disgusting behavior of netizens.
She added: "Is there no freedom of choice and expression left in today's social media world? How can it be a crime to not be somebody's fan? We can't possibly love everybody.
"I've been tagged a whore, porn star, bitch and what not for just expressing my opinion on not being a Junior NTR fan! It's unfortunate. I've been given threats of gang rape, wishes that my parents die of Covid-19. Is this a civilised society? I am angry, but not scared. I've been constantly talking about women issues and here I face one myself," she said.
Meera has also filed a cyber complaint against the abusive trollers.
"I am already in talks with the cyber cell team. I've always advocated that women should fight for themselves and stand against what's wrong. Then how can I not do anything about this! You cannot character assassinate a women, give threats, and abuse her for sharing her choice. I have to raise my voice against such fan clubs. These are the kind of people who go out and commit rapes and murders.
"I feel sad for such stars who have such twisted fan base, is this what stardom is? I think a star should address such fan clubs and insist that they refrain from such hooliganism. But they don't do that. Their fans are openly discussing gang rapes and murders and they also use their DPs, but stars just stay quiet," Meera concluded.
Meera is best known for her role in the legal drama "Section 375".
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) has reported a borrowal fraud of Rs 3,688.58 crore in the NPA account of the now bankrupt Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL).
In a regulatory filing, the bank said that it has already made provisions amounting to Rs 1,246.58 crore.
"A fraud of Rs 3,688.58 crore is being reported by the bank to RBI in the accounts of the company (DHFL). Bank has already made provisions amounting to Rs 1,246.58 crore, as per prescribed prudential norms," it said.
Several other banks have already declared DHFL as a fraud account.
Last November, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the Board of Directors of the company and appointed an administrator and accordingly, the board powers were vested in the firm's administrator.
Further, the Mumbai-bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) at Mumbai commenced the CIRP against the company in December, following an application by the RBI.
The company reportedly has debt of around Rs 97,000 crore and has allegedly siphoned off Rs 31,000 crore from the total bank loans.
Its promoters Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in April.