The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) Gala’s second day was grand, beautiful, and mesmerizing just like the opening ceremony. The event witnessed the presence of prominent Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities, who graced the pink carpet for India.
This rare and unique exhibit showcased more than 140 exquisite India-inspired costumes, highlighting the country’s influence on global fashion from the 18th to the 21st century.
The event was undoubtedly star-studded, featuring world-renowned celebs such as Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Alia Bhatt, Malaika Arora, Shah Rukh Khan and his family, Ranveer Singh, Zendaya, Tom Holland, Law Roach, Gigi Hadid, Penelope Cruz, Sara Ali Khan, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Saba Azad, Karisma Kapoor, Sharvari Wagh, Rekha, Kajol, Arjun Kapoor, and many other renowned personalities.
However, one thing that grabbed attention of people across the country is Varun Dhawan lifting the supermodel Gigi Hadid in his arms, dancing, and then kissing her.
The video of the incident went viral on social media platforms for totally wrong reasons. As soon as it happened, people started criticizing Varun Dhawan heavily for what he did.
Watch the video of Varun Dhawan kissing Gigi Hadid below
One of the twitter user @Aditi__U critised Varun for for lifting and kissing Gigi Hadid. In her tweet she wrote,
“If you are a woman, you are not safe anywhere with anyone. Even if you are Gigi Hadid, invited to a party with an “elite” crowd, guys like Varun Dhawan will randomly pick you up and kiss you without your consent, all in the name of fun. Disgusting. (sic)”
Apart from this, a lot of people reacted to the incident
Varun Dhawan strongly reacts to one of the trolls and presents his side of the story
Quoting one of his troll’s tweets, Varun Dhawan wrote,
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
Bollywood celebrities again proved they're so chapri nd classless.
— Rani Mehra (@QueenRaniMehra) April 2, 2023
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
After receiving a strong response from Varun, the troll change her Twitter account’s status to private, with which she limits her tweet’s viewership.
Varun’s tweet soon becomes the talk of the town with people still reacting to it
Her coming on stage is not an issue, you kissing her is. If that was also planned, totally fine. If unplanned, without consent, that's problematic. Hope you clear more air.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) April 2, 2023
While many people took the stand for the actor, saying that the act must be staged, given the grandness and seriousness of the show, another side is still angry and infuriated about it, speculating that the kiss might not be staged.
It was planned to be on the stage but not planned to kiss her and so shameful for these men in the comments trying to defend him for an assault and making it seem normal for people, kapil sharma ka show thori chalra h bc
— Namita (@Namita_gauri) April 2, 2023
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