In the past few weeks, Bollywood celebrities have been posting their vacation pictures on social media. Many celebrities have jet off to the Maldives amidst the pandemic. It has been the most popular destination among celebs, and many actresses, like Janhvi Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Disha Patani had been posting their pictures from the destination. Recently, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt too flew to Maldives.
Some of the Bollywood have also been trolled for holiday pictures on social media. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently lashed out Bollywood celebs for posting pictures during Covid-19. When Nawazuddin was asked about stars posting vacation pictures, he said, “These entertainment celebrities posting vacation pictures at a time when the world is reeling under the worst recession. …Logon ke pass khana nahin hai aur aap paise phenk rahe ho. Kuch toh sharm karo (People don’t have food and you are wasting money, have some shame).”
The actor said that the celebrities are posting their vacation pictures because they have nothing worthwhile to talk about. He said, “But what else will they talk about? Acting? They will run out of steam in two minutes. In logon ne Maldives ko tamasaha bana rakha hai. I don’t know what their arrangement is with the tourism industry. But for the sake of humanity, please keep these vacations to yourself. There is suffering everywhere. The cases of Covid are multiplying. Have a heart. Please don’t taunt those who are suffering.”
Nawaz revealed that the lack of empathy comes from an inability to talk about serious matters. “As a community we entertainers in India need to grow up.” So no plans of a holiday in Maldives? “No way. I am in my home town Budhana with my family. That’s my Maldives.”