On the second day of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) Gala, a plethora of renowned Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities made their presence felt at the star-studded event.
The NMACC Gala featured the India In Fashion exhibit which showcased approximately 140 splendid costumes infused with Indian influences, highlighting the country’s contribution to global fashion.
The occasion witnessed the attendance of numerous national and international luminaries, including Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Zendaya, Tom Holland, Gigi Hadid, Shah Rukh Khan, and several others.
Nevertheless, one specific incident that left netizens and fans infuriated was Varun Dhawan lifting and kissing supermodel Gigi Hadid on stage. The event was captured on camera and quickly went viral on social media, grabbing harsh criticism for the actor’s behavior.
However, Varun Dhawan was quick to react upon these insults. He responded to one of the trolls on Twitter by saying that the performance was preplanned and choreographed since Hadid was supposed to be on stage.
Dhawan defended himself, advising the troll to choose another Twitter account to air her grievances rather than target him.
Have a look at his tweet:
I guess today you woke up and decided to be woke. So lemme burst ur bubble and tell u it was planned for her to be on stage so find a new Twitter cause to vent about rather then going out and doing something about things . Good morning 🙏 https://t.co/9O7Hg43y0S
— VarunDhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 2, 2023
While many people agreed with Varun Dhawan’s explanations that the encounter was staged, others were still incensed about the kiss and speculated that the kissing part was not preplanned.
Well, it’s quite doubtful that such an act would have been impulsive or unauthorized considering the magnitude of the event.
As the debate about the incident is still on heights, Gigi Hadid, herself clears some air on the viral incident
The viral incident has now prompted Gigi Hadid to respond on her Instagram account. She posted the same version of the video on her Instagram stories and captioned it:
@Varundvn making my Bollywood dreams come true.
After this, she also started following actor Varun Dhawan on Instagram.
Her reaction lifted up the morale of Varun Dhawan’s fans. It is evident from the fact that they actually made Gigi’s reaction viral on different social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid landed in India on Friday and was there for the official opening of NMACC on the first day. Then on Day 2, she donned an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla white and gold Chikankari saree with a gold statement blouse. The model enhanced her appearance with bangles and stunning earrings.