Television actresses Nia Sharma and Devoleena Bhattacharjee recently locked horns over Pearl V Puri’s alleged involvement in the rape case of a minor.
While Puri has been sent to judicial custody, a slew of TV celebs including producer Ekta Kapoor took over social media last week, claiming that the actor got bail and even took a stand for his innocence.
Reacting to the same, Devoleena slammed her colleagues on Twitter calling it a “cheap” move and suggested they go on a hunger strike or approach it legally, rather than shaming the minor.
Now, Nia Sharma, without naming Devoleena wrote on Twitter, "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."
In no time, Devoleena hit back and tweeted, "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 are 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."
Pearl was arrested last week by Vasai police on alleged charges of molesting and raping a five-year-old girl two years ago. He was sent to judicial custody on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Vasai DCP on Sunday said in a press statement that the accusations against the actor are not false.
In a clip of the press conference, posted on Twitter, the DCP revealed that there is proof and testimony from the victim to prove the charges, refuting producer Ekta Kapoor's claims. Ekta Kapoor had earlier come out in support of Pearl and said that the survivor's mother told her he's innocent.