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Orlando shooting: Small-time Bollywood actress Kavita Radheshyam tweets anti-LGBT comments, trolled on social media

 49 people were killed inside a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Updated: Jun 14, 2016, 23:23 PM IST
Orlando shooting: Small-time Bollywood actress Kavita Radheshyam tweets anti-LGBT comments, trolled on social media
Visitors gather at a memorial at Dr Phillips Centre on Monday, June 13, 2016 , in Orlando, for victims of shooting at Pulse nightclub.

Mumbai: As thousands in Orlando turned out to mourn the killing of 49 people inside a gay nightclub, a small-time Bollywood actress Kavita Radheshyam courted controversy on Tuesday by her anti-LGBT comments.

The actress, who is reportedly playing a vampire in an upcoming film called 'Shraap', posted the following on Twitter:

Her comments drew sharp reactions from social media users.

Here are some of the reactions to Kavita's tweets:

49 people killed by an Afghan-origin gunman in Orlando in the deadliest shooting in American history.

The White House and the FBI today said that the 29-year-old gunman, Omar Mateen, appeared to be a 'homegrown extremist' who had touted support not just for the Islamic State, but other radical groups that are its enemies.

Meanwhile,  last night, just about a mile from the club Pulse in downtown Orlando, thousands gathered for a vigil to support the victims and survivors. The names of the dead were read aloud.

It was held on the lawn of Orlando's main performing arts venue, where mourners created a makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes for the victims.

(With Agency inputs)