Actress Raveena Tandon opened up about her experience traveling in Mumbai using public transport, after which users questioned her understanding of the struggle of the middle class in the city. Referring to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ decision to shift the Metro 3 car shed to Mumbai’s Aarey Forest, users tagged Raveena along with Dia Mirza who is against the development. “Elite @diespeak @tandon Raveena know the struggle of middle class Mumbaikars?” Read the tweet. (Also Read: Raveena Tandon recalls taking a stand when the media shamed her)
Reacting to this, Raveena shared that like others, she too was eve-teased and pinched while traveling in local trains and buses. “Role teenagers, locals/buses, eve teased, pinched, and everything most women go through, got my first car in 92. Development is welcome, we need to be responsible, not just planning, but cutting down forests to preserve the environment/wildlife wherever we are.”
In his next tweet, he said, “Life is not a bed of roses for everyone. Everyone is struggling to get somewhere. I’m sure you have a house/car too. When heat waves/floods/natural calamities hit, the common people are the first to be affected. The elite are the first to flee to their Swiss chalets.”
Further, he continued, “All development is welcome. All pray for more compensation for environmental loss/wildlife protection. Today India boasts of an increase in tiger numbers, but the number of leopards and tigers being killed is on the rise due to declining forest road/rail. Raveena said, “I hope for a bright future as I have faith in the government for people’s interest, safety and convenience.”
She was tagged in a video of a man falling from a local train. It read, “Hello @TandonRaveena, when was the last time you traveled to protest the metro? You are shameless. “Until 1991, I used to travel like this. And physically abused as a girl by nameless trolls like you. Before I started working, found success and got my first car. Troll G. Nagpur ke ho, hara bhara hi app ka city (Your city Nagpur is evergreen). lucky Do not be enmity with anyone (for their success or earnings),” he replied.
Apart from Raveena, several Bollywood celebrities like Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Dia Mirza, Richa Chadda and Urmila Matondkar, among others, had earlier opposed the felling of hundreds of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony for the metro project. Former CM Uddhav Thackeray had stayed the construction and appointed a committee for alternative options.