After the notorious Salman Khan episode where Bollwood showered all their sympathies on the actor, despite the actor sentenced for five year in the rash driving 2002 case, likewise Bollywood has yet again displayed its insensitivity towards the common man and showered all their sympathy on actress Hema Malini, who was injured in a car accident.
No sooner did the news of Bollywood actress Hema Malini’s accident near Jaipur in Rajasthan splashed social media, Bollywood celebrities from Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi to Rishi Kapoor extended their sympathies to the BJP politician cum film actress for her speedy recovery; caring a damn about the killing of a two -year-old girl and injuring four other family member, who were smashed by the actresses’ reckless driver.
Forget the film stars even the state administration did not bothered about the victims who were cruelly smashed by Hema Malini’s driver, Ramesh Chand, who was speeding his car beyond permissible limit and banged the Alto car that killed an innocent baby and seriously injured the rest.
A family member of Khandelwal family travelling in the unfortunate car said, "I am surprised to declare that the nation calls itself democrat but alas two kinds of treatment prevail in the country for the victims of the same accident.”
He added, “While Hema Malini was given a VIP treatment by immediately rushing her to the Fortis Hospital in Jaipur, our family-members were sent to Sawai Man Singh Hospital, where treatment was given very late. If we had been treated equally perhaps our child would have been saved.”
Another family member lamented, “We know Hema Malini was also hurt but as a human being, at least she could have enquired about the well being of the family and being a BJP member she could have asked the doctors to give our family proper treatment.”
According to doctors Hema Malini suffered injury above one eye, her back and her legs. She underwent a minor surgery and is doing fine.
On the other hand Khandelwal along with his 30-year-old wife Shikha, 45-year-old sister in law Seema and 6-year-old son Soumil are undergoing treatment at Sawai Man Singh hospital's trauma centre.
Meanwhile as the matter gathered dust Hema Malini’s driver Ramesh Chand, was arrested on charges of over speeding and reckless driving but by evening he was a free man as he was granted bail!!!
Thus if the law is so lenient in reckless driving cases then how do you expect for the menace of reckless driving to be rooted out!