Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi hug it out months after Aishwarya Rai meme row. Viral video
Four months after Vivek Oberoi made headlines for sharing a distasteful meme about Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's age-old affair, the Saathiya actor hugged it out with Abhishek Bachchan. At badminton star PV Sindhu's felicitation event in Mumbai on Sunday, Abhishek and Vivek came face to face. The two actors not only greeted each other, but also shared a warm hug.
In the video, Abhishek Bachchan can be seen greeting Vivek's parents, Suresh Oberoi and Yashodhara Oberoi and his wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi. Abhishek is then seen greeting Vivek with a big smile and hugging him. After exchanging a few words, Abhishek and Vivek pat each other's backs, and Abhishek proceeds towards the exit.
Watch the video here:
It was in May this year that Vivek Oberoi grabbed eyeballs when he dug up Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan's affair to talk about the Lok Sabha 2019 result. Drawing comparison between the poll results and Aishwarya's personal life, Vivek Oberoi brought up that Aishwarya had once been in a relationship with Salman Khan (calling it 'opinion poll'), but later dated Vivek ('exit poll') and finally married Abhishek Bachchan (the end result).
The opinion polls and exit polls this year were quite far from the Lok Sabha results - BJP winning 303 seats in the elections, while opinion polls and exit polls had predicted otherwise.
The post did not go down too well with netizens, who ripped Vivek Oberoi apart over his tasteless meme. So much so, that the Krrish 3 actor was served a legal notice by National Commission For Women.
After receiving severe flak from all quarters, Vivek deleted the meme and apologised. He wrote, "Sometimes what appears to be funny and harmless at first glance to one, may not be so to others. I have spent the last 10 years empowering more than 2000 underprivileged girls, I cant even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever."
It is no secret that Vivek Oberoi once dated Aishwarya Rai. But things between them fell apart and Aishwarya ended up marrying Abhishek Bachchan in 2007.
At the time when Vivek was in the eye of the storm over his tweet, the Bachchans maintained a stoic silence. Abhishek, who is quite active on social media, refrained from making any comment on Vivek's tasteless joke.
And now, four months after the row, the Bachchans and Oberois have hugged it out.