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Javed Akhtar, Raveena Tandon React on Reopening Paan, Gutka and Liquor Shops, Netizens Questions Javed on Drinking

Ritika Singh

Lyricist Javed Akhtar and actor Raveena Tandon are not happy with the government’s decision on relaxations to reopen paan, tobacco and liquor shops amid lockdown 3.

Raveena expressed her displeasure on twitter.

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She wrote, “Yaaay for paan/gutka shops! Excellent, the spitting starts again! Wonderful!!”

Javed on the other hand wrote, “Opening liquor shops during the lock down will only bring disastrous results. In any case according to all the surveys nowadays domestic Violence has increased to a large extent .liquor will make these days even more dangerous of for women and children.”

A  Twitter user took a dig on this and wrote that ‘looks like Javed has quit drinking.’

Javed instantly replied him, “30th July 1991 was the last day of my drinking.”

In view of the spread of coronavirus in the country, the lockdown has been increased again from May 4 to 17. New guidelines regarding general activities have been issued. The Home Ministry has issued guidelines to open liquor shops as well as paan shops.

A fresh set of guidelines was issued. Relaxations have been permitted in the districts falling in the low-risk Green and Orange zones.

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