Bollywood actress Esha Gupta has sparked a controversy by tweeting that a Delhi-based hotelier ‘raped her with his eyes’. She tweeted about the uncomfortable incident on her social media accounts, but many felt it was an attempt to gain publicity at the expense of someone else, as her movie us due for release.
If a woman like me can feel violated and unsafe in the county, then idk what girls around feel. Even with two securities around I felt getting raped.. #RohitVig you’re a swine.. he deserves to rot
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) July 5, 2019
Her posts unleashed a flood of reaction on social media. “Do you even know what rape is Esha Gupta? Shame on you for trivializing such a serious crime,” wrote one user.
Go file a police complaint…
Or go confront the person…
Posting his/her photo without his/her consent and maligning him/her is above the law….🙂
— 🇮🇳 Renu Gadgil 🇮🇳 (@RenuGadgil) July 7, 2019
Many felt it was a cynical ploy to promote her newly-released movie ‘One Day: Justice Delivered.’
“Thats other way of saying..please watch my upcoming movie. I can barely act, I have no talent, media does not cover me but..please watch my upcoming movie ! Whenever films of such third raters are up for release, every man should go into hiding..she might use you for publicity!” wrote another disgruntled Twitter user.
Dear brothers, please wear blinders like these when you step out. You might be shamed for 'raping with your eyes' & will be labelled as #EyeRapists.
Esha Gupta ke hith mein jaari. 😊🙇 pic.twitter.com/XTc65B0OHf
— Gita S. Kapoor 🇮🇳 (@GitaSKapoor) July 7, 2019