Bollywood calls out Indian media over ‘insensitive’ protection

After a video surfaced on social media which reveals how Shehnaaz Gill, the rumored girlfriend of late actor Sidharth Shukla and her brother Shehbaaz are adopted and pushed round as a crying Shehnaaz runs after Sidharth’s hearse, many Bollywood stars have taken to social media and lamented on such behaviour from the paparazzi, terming it as “heartless.”

Shehnaaz was stormed by flashing cameras and surprising questions by the awaiting paparazzi. As she tried to get to the crematorium, she was pushed and shoved round by the journalists, starved to seize her inconsolable state. A number of photos and movies of the identical are actually viral on social media. Shukla’s mom wasn’t handled any higher. Rita, like Shehnaaz, wasn’t given an opportunity to grieve the passing of her son as she struggled to interrupt free from the wild crowd.

Reacting to the video, Zareen stated, “My coronary heart goes out to Shehnaaz, the poor lady seems utterly damaged. And at such a delicate time, the media ought to present just a little empathy in direction of her quite than behaving like heartless robots.” 

The actor added, “I noticed movies the place she’s crying uncontrollably however the media is simply pushing her and shoving cameras and mikes on her face for a byte for his or her profit. The entire state of affairs is compelling and heartbreaking! When did people flip so heartless?”

Indian diva, Kriti Sanon, additionally took to her social media and shared her ideas on the identical. The Mimi star was furious over the insensitive media protection of the funeral. “Breaks my coronary heart to see our media, photographers and even on-line portals being so insensitive. Shameful! This isn’t “Information”, neither is it “Leisure”! Draw some boundaries! Have a conscience! Stated it earlier than, Saying it once more! Cease masking funerals!”

She additional factors out about cameras masking the second the place the deceased’s close to ones are in grief and never given privateness at their most weak second. She stated, “Cease hounding people who find themselves coping with private loss by flashing your digital camera of their face at their most weak time! And for what? Just a few posts? On-line portals and channels are equally at fault. Take a stand, Do not submit these photos and movies. Cease faking sensitivity by simply writing “Heartbreaking” within the captions of such inhuman insensitive posts.”

In style comic Zakir Khan had additionally shared his two cents on the matter. Sharing an emotional submit on Instagram, Zakir’s poem translated to, “They don’t consider you as a human being. Not as a result of there aren’t any traces or boundaries. Your corpse shouldn’t be a physique with out a soul, however a chance to click on photos. As many as they’ll click on. It’s much like how individuals attempt to steal crockery from homes burning in a riot. As a result of after that, what use will you be? At most, 10 photos, 5 information items, three movies, two tales, one submit. That’s it.”

His submit was later shared by Anushka Sharma. The latest protection of the funerals of Bollywood stars has made the netizens ponder over the remedy of their stars. 

Sidharth and Shehnaaz, despite the fact that they by no means formally introduced themselves as a pair, all the time remained very emotionally shut to one another. Sidharth handed away on Sept 2 on the age of 40 after struggling a large cardiac arrest. His mortal stays have been taken to Cooper Hospital. 

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