Payal Rohatgi who’s been missing from the limelight since quite a while now is back in the headlines but this time, for not a good reason. The Bigg Boss fame actress has been accused of taking money for Tweeting against Muslims and an old video of a negotiation deal which is going viral all over the internet.
In the video Rohatgi can be seen negotiation and asking for a hefty sum of money and several people are claiming it to be a proof that she’s trying the ‘pro-Hindu’ version only to earn money. The actress has come out in the open and bashed those people as she said, “This is an eight-nine-year-old video now being fished out to malign me. If you’ve seen the video, you would know that nowhere is it mentioned what the nature of the deal was or what the negotiation was about. This was a deal for an entertainment project which I was discussing. This was before demonetization when a lot of deals were done in cash. So like I said this old video, where there is no mention of any country or community, is being used to allege that I take money to tweet against Pakistan and Muslims. It is fine to say I am seen talking cash in the video, but nowhere is there any mention of Muslims.”
Furthermore, about the video being a proof of religious hatred, she said “Eight years ago, when this video was recorded, there was no Facebook, not even WhatsApp. Twitter was not popular eight years back. So where is the question of using social media to spread hatred? These are baseless assumptions based on extremely faulty logic. I am a proud Hindu, but that doesn’t I mean I disrespect others’ religion.”
The actress further said that the video is being used to sabotage her image and prove her a ‘Anti-Muslim Hindu’.