Women on Twitter lash out at Anushka Sharma for applying Sindoor during Delhi reception
There were mixed reactions over her look but most of the lady Twitterati called her ‘anti-feminist’ and the harsh criticism is unfair on the part of the actress.
Published - Dec 29, 2017 5:51 pm | Updated - Dec 29, 2017 5:51 pm
The marriage and the subsequent receptions of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were the most talked about events during 2017. The adorable couple got married at a scenic venue Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany, Italy in the presence of very few close friends and family. They also hosted a couple of receptions in Delhi and Mumbai recently. However, Bollywood actress Anushka has faced severe criticism on Twitter for applying Sindoor and called it a ‘Display of Patriarchy’.
Both Virat and Anushka looked like a dream couple during each of their ceremonies and the fans kept on gushing over their viral pictures throughout the last couple of weeks. Though there was an undue criticism of the couple for getting married in Italy as few lashed out at them and even called ‘anti-nationalists’. Now the sindoor of Anushka Sharma has come under the scanner as the social media is engaged in the war of words unnecessarily.
Twitter calls Anti-feminist
The month of December will always be special for Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as they unfolded a new chapter of their life. The event of their marriage was so huge and it was natural that there would be some who would criticise them and few would find a way to troll them. While the memes which were created were more famous than the ‘anti-nationalist’ taunt. But the issue of Sindoor was an unexpected one to pop up and has taken everyone by surprise.
Delhi reception was held on December 21 for family and friends as a couple of Indian cricket team members also graced their presence. The newlywed couple looked absolutely stunning together as the bride wore a red saree and applied a Sindoor following a Bengal tradition according to a Twitter user. There were mixed reactions over her look but most of the lady Twitterati called her ‘anti-feminist’ and the harsh criticism is unfair on the part of the actress. Though there were some who supported her and reminded the people that is her ‘freedom of expression’.
This is how Twitterati reacted:
— Aishwarya Raj (@Aishwarya1407) December 29, 2017
— Modern Monk (@itshumanist) December 21, 2017
So hijab is a matter of choice for Muslim women, because 'Islam is most respectful towards women' but Anushka putting sindoor is a sign of regressive mentality bcoz 'she has bowed down to regressive patriarchal mindset'!
Where/how do they manufacture such hypocrisy??
— Piku ?? (@TheSherni) December 26, 2017
— always somewhere (@amitvikram108) December 22, 2017
You clearly said "tackiest saree" and "sindoor" ! I really hope you're from India and know hindu tradition very well ! She is in her bengali look. Visit Bengal to witness such more looks !
— POOJA (@ThePoojaMishra) December 21, 2017
After “Dedh Kilo Sindoor” remark on Anushka, few so-called journalists might comment on “Suhaag Churas” without understanding tradition of wearing it “to bring in prosperity and fertility to the married couple, worn for the well being of husband”.#VirushkaReception pic.twitter.com/kAQT73PScB
— Neetu Garg (@NeetuGarg6) December 27, 2017
If a woman is wearing 'sindoor' and 'kangan' on her own wish, there's nothing wrong or regressive about it. Keeping with tradition is an individual choice. If she herself doesn't wish to wear them, then she wouldn't be wearing. Its not about making the point of 'looking married' pic.twitter.com/A9yh9Vuky8
— natasha (@ChhilGayeNaina) December 26, 2017
Feminazis calling hijab "symbol of women empowerment" have a problem with Anushka wearing sindoor for her wedding function. Okaaay.
— Sumedha (@DesiQuinzel) December 26, 2017
Anushka sindoor controversy is just funny.
In all probability the prominent sindoor was to create a harmony with the saree & enhance the traditional Bengali bride look that the designer conceptualised.
Those attacking and defending are completely oblivious to this aspect. ?
— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) December 25, 2017
People have problem with Anushka wearing Sindoor. Kitne pagal log hain yaar.. And fursati also.
— Sanyaasan (@MohMaaya) December 25, 2017
Why Ultra modern chicks finding Anushka's Sindoor so offensive!!
— dolli (@desh_bhkt) December 26, 2017
The amount of sindoor Anushka has applied today is equal to the amount of sindoor I have applied in the last 16 years.
— Songbird (@oxymoronic_me) December 21, 2017
As per feminazis, Sindoor in head of Anushka is regressive, sign of slavery, male dominance; while Diamond ring in her finger given by Virat on engagement is sign of true love and gender equality.
— Vishal Saurav (@Sanu158) December 27, 2017
So Anushka Sharma falls for her feminist gang by not wearing Sindoor and Bindi at Mumbai reception, But then those bangels hmmm
— हरजीत (@IHarjeetR) December 26, 2017
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