In a tweet late Tuesday, singer Abhijeet described Ms De as 'shameless' and said she was 'abusing and cursing (her) own motherland.' It began an argument with Sonam, 31, who red-flagged the tweet as being hypocritical. Abhijeet, known for his right-wing views, is being investigated by the police for abusive tweets against a female journalist.
To the singer's tweet on Shobhaa De, Sonam responded with:
You're such a hypocrite.. https://t.co/FoTF1sp5c6? Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) August 9, 2016
In turn, Abhijeet attacked Sonam, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor:
She also tweeted this definition, presumably for Abhijeet's benefit:
hypocrisy :-? Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) August 10, 2016
the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case.
On Monday, Shobhaa De tweeted this:
Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.? Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 8, 2016
She has been slammed by many people since, including Olympian Abhinav Bindra.