The state government allowed alcohol shops across India to reopen on Monday after remaining shut for more than 30 days, which commenced to long queues outside the stores. There have been photos and videos going viral on the social media, one photo was that of a separate line for women outside a liquor shop in Bengaluru, Ram Gopal Verma suggested that women buying liquor should not complain about domestic violence.
Sona Mohapatra who is known for voicing her opinions, particularly concerning harassment and hypocrisy in the entertainment industry.
Recently, she slammed filmmaker RGV for taking a dig at women lining up outside liquor shops to buy alcohol.
Taking to his Twitter, he wrote, “Look who’s in line at the wine shops ..So much for protecting women against drunk men”
To which, the singer replied and said, “Dear Mr RGV,time for u to get into the line of people who desperately need a real education.1 that lets u understand why this tweet of yours reeks of sexism & misplaced morality.Women have a right to buy & consume alcohol just like men. No one has a right to be drunk & violent.” ;
RGV shared another tweet,“Hey I think u misunderstood the intention behind that ltweet ..I am the last person to be judgemental ..I meant it for the leaders who falsely presume that only men drink and abuse women in that state”
The singer once again hit back to the filmmaker and said, “So are u saying that this picture where a few women are standing in line to buy liquor proves otherwise?How so? Statistics show domestic violence,alcohol abuse to be linked & women hold the short end of the stick across the world. Rarely does the woman drink & thrash her partner”