Three days after blasting a troll who asked if he has stocked up on alcohol, actor Rishi Kapoor has said the government should open up licensed liquor shops for a brief period in the evenings amid lockdown.
Liquor shops are among the business establishments that have been shut during the country-wide 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But the Mulk actor is of the opinion that people should have some access to liquor as "Cops,doctors,civilians etc... need some release".
He said, "State governments desperately need the money from the excise. Frustration should not add up with depression."
Think. Government should for sometime in the evening open all licensed liquor stores. Don’t get me wrong. Man will be at home only what with all this depression, uncertainty around. Cops,doctors,civilians etc... need some release. Black mein to sell ho hi raha hai. ( cont. 2) — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 28, 2020
State governments desperately need the money from the excise. Frustration should not add up with depression. As it is pee to rahe hain legalize kar do no hypocrisy. My thoughts. — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 28, 2020
Filmmaker Kuanl Kohli seemed to agree with Kapoor. He said, "Or open in the mornings. 9am-2pm. The revenue is imp for the states & employees."
Another netizen had an interesting response, "Then consider this lockdown a rehab camp and live accordingly.
Alcohol is not a basic necessity." During the 21-day lockdown to battle coronavirus, only essential services and businesses, like milk booths and grocery stores, are allowed to stay open.
Another user asked, "Are you mad?"
A few days back, a troll had mocked Kapoor, asking if he has stocked up on alcohol amid the 21-day lockdown in the country. An irked Kapoor has tweeted, "Anyone cracking jokes about my country or my lifestyle, will be deleted. Be aware and warned. This is a serious matter. Help us to tide over the situation."
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