Representing India at global stages like Golden Globes, Oscars and international film festivals is something every Indian actor and superstar dreams of. However, it’s not as easy and fascinating as it seems. It comes with the great responsibility of upholding the culture and values of our country on an international level.
In the past few months, fans have been noticing a disappointing trend of ‘fake accents’ amongst prominent Indian celebs.
After Jr NTR’s Golden Globes speech went viral, it is now Telugu star and social media sensation Samantha Prabhu who is facing backlash for putting on a ‘fake accent’ during an international event.
Warra Fake Accent 🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/WGJmElk2WC
— 🐋 (@Bhaag_Saale) April 23, 2023
In a clip that is making rounds on the internet, Samantha Ruth Prabhu along with her co-star Varun Dhawan attended the London premiere of Citadel featuring Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden.
Another international event
Another foreign accent by our stars 🙂
Not sure if speaking in #Indian accent is a shame or will bring a bad name for us 🙂
— Ram ராபர்ட் रहीम (@itsme_rrr9438) April 23, 2023
When asked about her feelings about being a part of Citadel, Samantha Prabhu stated how ‘great’ it was to be a part of such a big universe connecting different countries.
While she did not say anything out of the blue, her enunciation of certain words caught the attention of fans and they cringed hard.
Varun normally he baat kr rha imo samantha’s accent sound terrible though.
— Shakti (@kohlifiedd) April 23, 2023
Many wrote about how they were ‘cringing’ at the fake accent Samantha put on unnecessarily. In light of another viral video of a similar incident, many netizens pointed out how Indian stars feel the need to put on a ‘fake English accent’ in an attempt to hide their Indian accent on an international stage.
Indian celebs accent automatically change when they go west . Ntr , Ramcharan , Samantha recently and lot of them in past too . https://t.co/4uXaiPxfac
— “ (@KohlifiedGal) April 23, 2023
samantha has a french accent
— mar (@hrts4mar) April 23, 2023
— Rebellion✨ (@FoxriverTFI) April 23, 2023
Samantha Prabhu and Varun Dhawan are also a part of Amazon Prime Video’s Citadel series. They will be starring in Raj & DK’s Citadel
junior ntr was praised for his accent but samantha is being made fun of it lmao. English isn't our language, why care if somebody speaks it the way they want to? https://t.co/aFGbZwVkc0
— she (@thatmusiclover3) April 23, 2023