Mumbai: Twitter witnessed a bitter war of words between popular TV faces Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Nia Sharma on Monday (June 7) over their tweets on actor Pearl V Puri’s rape case.
A few days ago, Pearl was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl and sent to judicial custody.
Nia, who extended support to Pearl, reacted to Devoleena’s ‘dharna (strike)’ tweet, saying, “Didi ko koi bata do dharna and candle march nahi kar sakte pandemic hai abhi bhi”.
(Someone please tell big sister that we cannot have a strike and candle march as the pandemic is still on). Also Didi needs to practice her dance before she makes those pathetic dance reels thinking she’s nailing them).
Hitting back, Devoleena wrote, ”Please Choti ko koi bato do sirf fashion skills dikhane se koi insaan nahi banta hai.Acchi soch aur acche dil ki zarurat hoti hai jiski kami dikh rahi hai”.
(Please tell her that nobody becomes a good human just by showing fashion skills. Good thinking and a good heart is necessary, the lack of which is seen).And whether i nailed my reels or no let my fans decide.Yahan pe bhi judge ban gayee (Here also she has become a judge). Rather focus on your photoshoots).
She added, ”And waise all my tweets were for those who are abusing,trolling & cursing,naming the 7 yrs old girl a gold digger.Mirchi choti ko kyun lagi (Why did she get offended)?Or May be she is one of them who reacts reading articles without checking the truth & facts)”.
After Pearl’s arrest, Nia tweeted, “Dear privileged Girls and Women, Do not make the heinous allegations of rape and molestation so frivolous and casual that it ceases to hold any value for posterity. @pearlvpuri You have my support.”
Dear privileged Girls and Women,
Do not make the heinous allegations of rape and molestation so frivolous and casual that it ceases to hold any value for posterity.@pearlvpuri You have my support✨.
— NIA SHARMA (@Theniasharma) June 5, 2021
Pearl V Puri, who was arrested in an alleged rape and molestation case on Friday (June 4), has been sent to judicial custody by the Vasai court. The complaint against Puri was lodged by the minor victim and her family members, police said.
Based on the complaint, an FIR against him was registered at Waliv police station in Vasai, the official said. The actor has been booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police added.
Pearl who made his television debut with Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat in 2013, is known for starring in the popular supernatural show Naagin 3, Naagarjuna Ek Yoddha and Bepanah Pyaar. He was last seen in Brahmarakshas 2.