Netizens call out the hypocrisy of Shibani Dandekar and Richa Chadha over paid promotions for Bulgari mangalsutra: Details – OpIndia
Shibani Dandekar and Richa Chadha had shared their pictures on Instagram sporting a ‘mangalsutra’ by Italian brand Bulgari. | OpIndia News
The promotional posts by Shibani Dandekar and Richa Chadha triggered social media users who called out the hypocrisy of the duo and slammed them for cashing in on the Hindu ritual without believing in it..
Shibani Dandekar, TV presenter and wife of Farhan Akhtar, took to her Instagram handle to post a picture of herself sporting a ‘mangalsutra’ on the occasion of Karwa Chauth by the designer brand Bulgari.
The auspicious Hindu festival Karwa Chauth was celebrated across the world on Thursday, October 13..
The actor and reality TV personality also shared a note on how she did not fast for Farhan during the festival celebrated by married Hindu women.
A post shared by Shibani Dandekar-Akhtar (@shibanidandekarakhtar).
The post triggered social media users who called out Dandekar for cashing in on the Hindu festival without actually believing in it.
Dandekar also became the target of some so-called ‘feminists’ who lambasted her for wearing a symbol of ‘patriarchal oppression’.
“Not fasting but promoting yet another patriarchal symbol that’s mangalsutra?
Why should women be announcing their ‘taken’ status by wearing or promoting such discriminatory rituals?” wrote a user going by the handle merakimojo..
In fact, on Monday, Shibani took to Instagram Stories and shared a screenshot of Instagram users discussing her recent Karwa Chauth post.
Shibani Dandekar wrote a note in response to a screenshot posted originally on Instagram Stories by former India Today journalist Aishwarya Subramanyam.
It showed an exchange between two users, where one had said, “Very surprised Shibani Dandekar got on the KC (Karwa Chauth) wagon.
Or maybe I should not be surprised… all monetary.” Responding to the users’ DM to herself, Aishwarya, also known as Otherwarya on social media, had written, “Please never be surprised.” Sharing their exchange on Instagram Stories, she also added, “All. Celebrities.
It may be recalled that the former India Today journalist ‘Otherwarya’ (Aishwarya Subramanyam) had had a similar meltdown over Priyanka Chopra’s last year’s photoshoot with Vogue magazine where she had also sported a ‘mangalsutra’ by the designer brand Bulgari..
Shibani Dandekar shared on Instagram Stories how ‘nasty’ people were speaking about her Karwa Chauth post..
Reacting to this exchange shared on Instagram, Shibani wrote about Otherwarya, who often shares posts on celebs and pop culture, “There is a not-so-new bully in town.” Shibani continued by writing, “My mind is blown by how incredibly nasty people are.
I really do not need life advice from you!
Interestingly, a week earlier, actress Richa Chadha, who had recently married actor Ali Fazal, enraged some social media users who accused her of not believing in the sanctity of the Hindu marriage system or the sacredness of a ‘mangalsutra,’ but displaying it solely to promote the brand..
Notably, last year, Priyanka Chopra’s Bulgari mangalsutra photoshoot also triggered ‘feminists’ who had called it a ‘symbol of patriarchal oppression.’.
One Twitter accused Chopra of ‘exploiting’ feminism for personal economic gains, while another feminist slammed the actor for making a lot of money by partnering with Bulgari for mangalsutra.
In fact, not just these, former India Today journalist Aishwarya Subramanyam, too, had an elaborate meltdown over Priyanka Chopra’s photoshoot.
She was also part of the Clubhouse discussion where other social media influencers like Kusha Kapila discussed having ‘hate sex’ with Sanghis..
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