Singer and tv actor Shehnaaz Gill of Bigg Boss 13 fame has gone viral for a video which many are describing as “cringe”. In a day and age when cultural appropriation has change into a a lot explored and repudiated phenomenon, the singer uploaded a video of herself dancing to a Bollywood tune in Kashmir whereas wearing “conventional” Kashmiri apparel.
Within the 45-second-long journey video, Gill documented her latest journey to Kashmir. Removed from being a easy travelogue video, nevertheless, the video featured Gill in fancy-dress like apparel, pumping stereotypes.
“When in Kashmir do it Their approach! Needed to dance on this epic tune on the heaven on earth…#Kashmir” the actress wrote on Twitter because the caption to the video. In it, she could be seen dancing within the snow to the tune of the Hindi Bollywood tune ‘Bhumro Bhumro’ from the 2000 movie ‘Mission Kashmir’.
The video was shared on Twitter on February 6 and has since gone viral. Whereas some praised the actress for the video, many slammed her for appropriating and even misrepresenting Kashmiri tradition. A Twitter person from Kashmir commented, “Fairly lovely however this isn’t us . This doesn’t characterize Kashmir the heaven on earth”. One more puzzled, “What on this planet does this should do with Kashmir?” A 3rd known as it “cultural appropriation 101”.
Vacationer arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir has declined for the reason that revocation of the erstwhile state’s particular standing, Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel knowledgeable Parliament on Tuesday. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, he stated 84,326 vacationers visited Kashmir since August 5, 2019 whereas 87,94,837 visited Jammu and 1,00931 vacationers visited Ladakh.
The overall variety of pilgrims/vacationers who visited Jammu since August 2019 is 76,80,775. On August 5, 2019, the Centre revoked the particular standing, or restricted autonomy, granted beneath Article 370 of the Structure to Jammu and Kashmir.
(With inputs from PTI)