Sridevi death: Unlike Rishi, Vidya, Farhan, Big B slam media with few but apt words

One of the biggest stars of the country, Sridevi is no more and her death in Dubai on Saturday has sent shockwaves across the country.

But the coverage of the actress’ death has ruffled feathers in the film industry.

Rishi Kapoor’s rant at the media for calling ‘Sridevi’ a mere ‘body’ might have been arguable, but the reportage attained new lows after it was revealed on Monday that she accidentally drowned in the bathtub.

Be it stressing on alleged cosmetic surgeries, consumption of alcohol or analysing bathrooms and bathtubs, news channels went on an overdrive which didn’t please the Bollywood stars at all.

But unlike Rishi Kapoor's heated reaction, Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan used the fewest words to supposedly express their views against the media.

Vidya, who had shared that her inspiration was no more without even mentioning Sridevi or tweeting her picture when she passed, took to Twitter to share a poster of ‘Sadma’ and only wrote, ‘May they let you rest in peace.’

vidya balan✔@vidya_balan
May they let you rest in peace....

Like Vidya, Amitabh Bachchan asked to leave the negativity for love, tweeting ‘Get back to love. It is only sustainable.’
Amitabh Bachchan✔@SrBachchan
T 2627 - Get back to love .. it is the only sustainable !!

Farhan also seemed to hint at the lowering standards of journalism by writing ‘There’s no bottom in the barrel of the graceless.’
Farhan Akhtar✔@FarOutAkhtar
There’s no bottom in the barrel of the graceless.

Hema Malini also conveyed her irritation in a gentle way but her concern seemed to refer to journalists approaching her for quotes and bytes.
Hema Malini✔@dreamgirlhema
The whole film industry is trying to come to terms with this tragedy. We have lost a wonderful member whose life has been dedicated to the entertainment field for so many decades. It is only right that we be allowed to grieve in peace.

However, Sonu Sood, Rohit Roy,  ‘Ra.One’ director Anubhav Sinha, Abhishek Kapoor, fashion designer Masaba Gupta didn't hold back any thoughts and had some stinging words for them.

sonu sood✔@SonuSood
These same channels used to run just  to get a glimpse or a small byte from her.. n now they come up with such reporting! Better retire guys🙏🏽 U can’t go more disgraceful 🙏🏽 ur reporting is the biggest SADMA to ur viewers. #gorestinpeace
Rohit Roy✔@rohitroy500
Random ppl sitting in newsrooms discussing her death, her personality, her life etc.. ppl who haven’t even known her personally !!! Isn’t that preposterous ?!

Masaba Mantena✔@MasabaG
Do yourselves & your family a favour .. put that TV off,I am amazed that news channels are stooping to this level & ppl think it’s ok to come on a panel & discuss this!there are two very young girls who lost their mom,pls pls stop this
Anubhav Sinha✔@anubhavsinha
Several hundred years later history books will mark these years for the death of journalism.

Abhishek Kapoor✔@Abhishekapoor
Dont know which is a bigger tragerdy. #sridevi passing away or the mad feeding frenzy of it by the media.. heart goes out to boney sahab i hope hes ok 🙏

Sridevi’s family has been given the clearance by the Dubai Police to bring her mortal remains home.

The family is expected to reach at 11.30 pm on Tuesday, and the funeral will then be held on Wednesday.
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