Renuka Shahane tutors Suchitra Krishnamoorthi in friendly Twitter chat

Actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi once again faced ire on social media after she made a statement on Twitter on Tuesday. Krishnamoorthi, who debuted in Bollywood with Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na opposite Shah Rukh Khan, had faced major outrage last month when she commented on Jawaharlal Nehru.
On Tuesday, the actor posted on Twitter: “Amma always said ” Money is not everything.Even criminals and whores have money. What matters is not money but character and integrity”
I truly truly understand her words only today.Jeez ive never felt more proud of my middle class roots 😊”
In response, the actor was called out for being insensitive, as she bracketed criminals and whores in the same category. She was flayed for her “Brahminical” and “casteist upbringing” and called many names.
 

It’s not your middle class roots that you are proud of, it is your Brahminical, casteist, supercilious upbringing that you are proud of. The upbringing that thinks it’s OK to equate criminals and whores.
You shouldn’t be proud, you should be ashamed, to be honest.
— amitbehere (@amitbehere) March 26, 2019

Her bio does mention ‘clueless’…
— Shalini Nair (@ShaliniNair68) March 26, 2019

Renuka Shahane, actor-director, also commented on Krishnamoorthi’s post.
She tweeted: “No disrespect to your Amma @suchitrak but as women let’s try & correct the injustice that our traditions have imposed on whores. We castigated whores while letting off their customers who are leading “respectful” lives! Let’s not put whores & criminals in one bracket at least 1/4″
 

No disrespect to your Amma @suchitrak but as women let’s try & correct the injustice that our traditions have imposed on whores. We castigated whores while letting off their customers who are leading “respectful” lives! Let’s not put whores & criminals in one bracket at least 1/4 https://t.co/qQkwPSGztZ
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) March 26, 2019

Shahane sought to explain that “whores sell what is theirs” while “criminals take what is others”.

Whores sell what is theirs. Criminals take what is others. Whores are often pushed into their profession due to human trafficking at ages as young as 7. Does any child have the right to say “no” at that age? Whores are pushed into prostitution by people they trust explicitly 2/4 https://t.co/qQkwPSGztZ
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) March 26, 2019

Her fourth comment got most attention, where she explicitly stated that “Whores are not respected by any social class of our society, while many criminals,on the other hand, hold very respectable positions, “some even in our Parliament & Industry.”
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi agreed to the former’s response, after clarifying that she had used the “word” in a completely different context.
 

Whores are’nt respected by any social class in our society. Many criminals hold very respectful positions, some even in our Parliament & Industry. Very often it’s because of these whores that our children are safe from sexual predators. They face the brunt of society’s evil 🙏🏽4/4 https://t.co/qQkwPSGztZ
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) March 26, 2019

Yup good point @renukash Agree with u totally. But if uve been following my tweets on #pramodgoenka abduction u’ll see the context i use the word in 😊 https://t.co/5w3U1iHHwc
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) March 26, 2019

The actor who has been vocal about the abduction of businessman Promod Goenka in Mozambique last year and the inaction of the government in doing anything about it, had made the comment in light of that.
Goenka is held captive in Swaziland by a Pakistani gang at a London-businessman’s behest, according to reports. Krishnamoorthy has filed a complaint about the abduction.
According to her, on sending information about the case linking former deputy chief minister (Maharasthra) Ajit Pawar to it, she received a legal notice from real-estate developer Vinod Goenka.
Krishnamoorthi also tweeted: “there are different kinds of whores and they can be of any gender or any strata. Anybody that sells their soul for money or benefit is one.”
To this, Renuka Shahane replied that she had been following that thread and appreciated Krishnamoorthi’s bravery for relentlessly following the case of Promod Goenka disappearance.

infact i used to fight with my mom too abt that statement. Its only now that i realize there are diff kinds of whores 😊 and they can be of any gender or any strata. Anybody that sells their soul for money or benefit is one https://t.co/4YxzDq0BmW
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) March 26, 2019

In the end, the Rann actor settled the matter by giving “big hugs” to Renuka Shahane and highlighted that “dialogue and communication is the key”.

and for this tweet i love & respect u more than ever @renukash Big hugs. Lets all keep talking – dialogue & communication is the key 💕 https://t.co/5w3U1iHHwc
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) March 26, 2019

Suchitra then shared a picture with her “amma” (mother), whose words had created the furor in the first place, even mentioning that her mother had no idea what Twitter was and that her one comment had created so much debate on the social media platform.
The actor even replied to some of those who trolled her, including Ad filmmaker Ram Subramanian.

me and my amma 💕💕💕 pic.twitter.com/0IZYMerdR1
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) March 26, 2019

My dear Amma dosent even know what #twitter is. She has NOooo idea shes under so much discussion right now haha 😊
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) March 27, 2019

haha u woke up so late to comment on my tweet? better u stick to ur #Pakistan is great theories instead dear. To each their own https://t.co/WFbDotUDqQ
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) March 27, 2019

& u shld be ashamed of ur low iq & parochial thinking to be honest. Take care & find somewhere else to rant https://t.co/ZBf65WY0uJ
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) March 26, 2019

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