Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie Padmavati, another chapter has been added to it. As per NDTV, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s youngest daughter-in-law, Aparna Yadav, recently matched her steps to the tunes of the ‘Ghoomar’ song from the movie. Media reports suggest that she danced on the song during her brother Aman Bisht’s engagement party at a five-star hotel in Lucknow.
The Rajput Karni Sena, who has been at the forefront of the protests against the Bollywood film Padmavati said, objected to Aparna performing on the number. The organisation has urged a nationwide ban on Padmavati.
Padmavati, based on the life of a Rajput Queen Rani Padmavati, is in the eye of the storm following protests from Karni Sena and other political groups over alleged tampering with historical facts.
In the video that went viral on social media, Aparna can be seen dolled up as a bride in gorgeous red clothes as she performed to the song. Slamming all critics, her father Arvind Singh Bisht, who is Uttar Pradesh’s information commissioner, told NDTV:
We have no interest in any film or any scandal around it. At these private wedding functions, people often dance to folk songs and film songs. That was the spirit in which she danced.
Here’s the video for you –
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 29, 2017
Meanwhile, as soon as Aparna’s video hit the social media, it became viral, attracting myriad comments from Twitterati. Here are some glimpses of it :
Ab toh atleast achcha camera kharid lo bhai
— pinku (@LEDtvn) November 29, 2017
Haha…. aparna yadav ko to defamation ka case kar dena chahiye inpe. Kitna mehnat kiya hoga iske liye aur ye saale abhi bhi vga camera pe atke hain.😢😂
— Sudhakar (@KoolChai) November 29, 2017
— 🌞 (@adi7yanaik) November 29, 2017
People dance in the marriage of their near and dear ones. It is very natural. She has also danced, very gracefully in her brothers marriage.
— *Naaz* (@NaazSpeaks) November 30, 2017
In my cousin wedding, almost 7-8 girls and women dance on this number. Ghoomar is viral now, best sangeet song of the year 😍😍
— S (@SlinkyFeline_) November 29, 2017
Elegant & Beautiful to say the least ♥️
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) November 29, 2017
अब किसकी औक़ात है जो अपर्णा की नाक कटेगा,
— Neelesh Yadav (@yadavnk87) November 29, 2017
Kshatriya saying that this dance has hurt kshatriya sentiments. Aparna herself belongs to kshatriya community. This dance by her proves beyond doubt that few kshatriya are trying to make a issue out of non-existent issue
— DR Manojkumar Yadav (@manoj4justice) November 29, 2017
it’s a nice song. They are dancing well. What is the problem?
— #DestroyTheAadhaar (@dhruvrastogi04) November 29, 2017
Aparna Yadav, who had contested the Uttar Pradesh election earlier this year but was defeated in the constituency of Lucknow, was not available for any comment on this “issue” though.
What is your perception to this entire issue? Do you think some people are just making an issue out of nothing? Or, was this video indeed meant to hurt the Rajput sentiments? Please share in your views with us in the comments section below!