There's no denying the fact that Shilpa Shinde is controversy's favorite child. Recently, the former Bigg Boss contestant extended support to Navjot Singh Sidhu for his distasteful remarks following Pulwama attack. Shilpa's support for Sidhu didn't go down well and the actress was mercilessly trolled and received rape threats on social media. Responding to the threats, Shilpa Shinde said, "I don't care at all. You really think I will be scared and keep myself secured in the four walls of my house, No that's not happening."
"These people will say anything but I don't care about it. I have been facing such online harassment since ages now for anything that I say or do which is not in their favour, so it doesn't bother me anymore. Also, I heard some reports stating that I will be taking legal action against these threats. But it's false news, I don't pay heed and don't want to take any action. Let them say whatever they want to. We talk about safety and look where is the safety for women in our own country?", as reported by the Times of India.com.
After the Pulwama attack, Sidhu had said, ''Nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists. The terrorists do not have deen, mazhab (sect and religion). There are good, the bad and the ugly. Every institution has them. Every nation has them. The ugly need to be punished. But individuals cannot be blamed for the dastardly act.''
Extending her support to Navjot Singh Sidhu, Shilpa had said, “I am totally against the new phenomenon of banning anyone whose views you don’t concur with. Sadly, CINTAA and other industry bodies are equally complicit in this. Everyone has the right to occupation; you can’t deny me the right to earn my livelihood. In the same vein, I also bat for the rights of Pakistani artists to work in Bollywood, purely on the basis of talent. I have been a victim of this ban culture, so know what’s wrong with it.”
Recently, Shilpa Shinde stepped into the world of politics and joined the Indian National Congress.