Bipasha’s latest Twitter pic provokes child labour charges

Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 08:46 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Stars of bong beauty Bipasha Basu doesn’t seem to be favouring her a bit. After an advocate recently filed a complaint against the actress about an obscene pic of her in a magazine, there is more trouble coming her way now. A Twitter pic of Bipasha Basu has courted child labour accusation as she posted the pic which shows two little girls tying her shoe laces.

Posting the pic on the twitter page, Bipasha wrote, “I need to learn to tie shoe laces ASAP! Embarrassed that I can`t! No patience grrrrr! Promise I am not spoilt! Will learn soon”.

No sooner did she post the controversial pic, she started getting extreme reactions, with some people accusing Bipasha of child labour.

A follower of her wrote, “Bipasha should be arrested for this act. Only then these film studios will not do any child labour”. Another one posted:, “Disgraceful Bips - cannot believe you are dumb enough to add this photo on Twitter!”

Bipasha soon removed the pic from her Twitter page and wrote: “Well, the people helping me in the pics are my friend and sister, who I help often with the same! So am sorry if it hurt anyone’s sentiments!”

Bipasha later clarified that the pic was intended as a joke.

“About the pic, the pair of boots were a different pair so my sis and my friend were helping me and I thought it looked damn funny n took d pic as a joke!...A pic put 4 fun gets picked up by people as `child labour` is absolutely unbelievable. Just so that all get it right: neither of the two are children!...Also `child labour` is a serious issue that can`t be used in such a light connotation,” she wrote in a number of tweets.

Bipasha also hoped that those creating the controversy should actually do something about child labour.

“I wish that the ones who created such a furore n reacted immensely, actually do something worthy against child labour,” she wrote.