Bollywood actress and BJP MP from Mathura, Hema Malini found herself under an attack on Friday, after she posted pictures of herself at an ongoing film shoot near Mumbai, even as violent clashes engulfed her constituency and left 24 people dead, and a number of others injured.
Read: As Mathura burns, MP Hema Malini gushes over film on Twitter, gets mocked
To her credit, she soon deleted her tweets and said in a fresh bunch of tweets that she visited Mathura and was "deeply pained" by the incident.
I just came bk frm Mathura & got the news of the violence tht has taken place there in which policemen have lost their lives.â€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) June 3, 2016
So so upset by ths news frm a place which is so dear to me Will go there again if my presence is required.My heart goes out to the bereavedâ€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) June 3, 2016
Heartfelt condolences to families of SP City Mukul Dwivedi & SHO Santosh Kumar who laid down their lives in the line of duty.â€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) June 3, 2016
I fervently appeal to the people of Mathura to remain calm & not get misguided by violent elementsâ€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) June 3, 2016
I am constantly in touch with authorities/karyakartas in Mathura.I am on my way to Delhi and will reach Mathura at the earliest.â€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) June 3, 2016
I am a very sensitive person.I am deeply pained on the Mathura incident but Law & Order of U.P is the core issue. Let's not divert.â€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) June 3, 2016
However, 'Dream Girl Hema' is no stranger to gaffes like these on social media.
In April, she set Twitter on fire after she tweeted "Deepika, All good wishes on ur engagement! Pray God both of u have a bright future, happiness & joy in ur life together(sic)"
Deepika, All good wishes on ur engagement! Pray God both of u have a bright future, happiness & joy in ur life togetherâ€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 28, 2016
After more than an hour of fans losing their mind, thinking that the Deepika in question was actress Deepike Padukone, Hema clarified.
No no! This is Deepika who is following me on Twitter! Not Ms Padukone!â€” Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 28, 2016
Two weeks before that, following the alleged suicide of TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee's, Malini in a series of tweets said:
"All these senseless suicides which achieve nothg! Life is God's gift forus to live not for us to take at will. We have no right to do that...One must learn to overcome all odds & emerge successful,not succumb under pressure & give up easily.The world admires a fighter not a loser"
She also said that the suicide "Just becomes food for the hungry media who chew on news like celebrity suicides until the next sensational news happens. Then it is forgotten."
Malini received a serious backlash for her tweets, with many people calling her insensitive.
She has also deleted those tweets since then.