Twitter users are loving how Dharmendra replied to Hema Malini's Parliament ‘sweeping’ video
Replying to a tweet asking if she has ever used a broom in her life, the 83-year-old wrote on Twitter: “Yes, in films."
July 18, 2019 / 11:53 AM IST
Screengrab from video shared by ANI
Actor turned politician Hema Malini, who was elected to Parliament for a second term on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, was trolled mercilessly for “taking part” in a cleanliness drive on July 13.
A Swachhata drive was conducted in Parliament in which Hema Malini and BJP Minister Anurag Thakur had picked up broomsticks for a photo opportunity.
While no one expects politicians to participate full-fledged in such drives, it appeared as though the parliamentarian had never held a broom in her life. Twitter users called her out for being seemingly awkward with the broom.
Her husband and former BJP MP Dharmendra was the most recent one to join the ranks of the trolls. Replying to a tweet asking if she has ever used a broom in her life, the 83-year-old commented on her lack of requisite “skills” and wrote in Hindi on Twitter: “Yes, in films. She looked like a novice to me too.”
He added that he, however, is “very efficient” at household chores such as brooming since he used to help his mother as a child.
The veteran actor also pointed out that since his wife is a lawmaker from Mathura, the act was intended to spread the message of keeping India clean as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisioned it and also a clarion call for one and all to “feel for New India”.
His tweet went viral and netizens loved his disregard for mincing his words.