Sonam Kapoor Ahuja recently got married to her long-time boyfriend Anand Ahuja in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony. She has once again found herself in the midst of a Twitter frenzy after the actress was spotted wearing her mangalsutra, an auspicious necklace that a groom ties around the bride’s neck in an Indian wedding ceremony, as a bracelet during the promotions of her upcoming film Veere Di Wedding.
The Veere Di Wedding actor got fine jewellery designer, Usheeta Rawtani, to create a mangalsutra with symbols of the couple’s zodiac signs — hers being Gemini and her husband Anand Ahuja’s Leo — with a single solitaire in the centre.
While most of the fashion police appreciated Sonam Kapoor’s unique way of donning her Mangalsutra, the vicious social media trolls have turned towards her. They slammed the actress for mocking the ideology of a Mangalsutra, which is traditionally worn around neck. According to the moral police on the social media, Sonam Kapoor has ‘disrespected’ the Indian culture and insulted the sacred institution of marriage.
Here are few shameless comments Sonam Kapoor Ahuja received
“Mangalsutra is not compulsion but it is love by wife for her husband. And it should always be nearby heart for which it is weared [sic] in neck. This bollywood is declining our culture day by day as they grow up in foreign. So they are mixture of indian+foreign,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Tomorrow she will wear it on her ankle. Wo bhi fashion ho jayega. All are filmstars are crap. We give them undue importance,” another Twitter troll offered its two cents.
“Do you really think a sane person will go to watch Veere Di Wedding. @sonamakapoor abused mangalsutra in movie and later being found designing the one for herself. As she rightly said in movie jb tk bc mangalsutra gale me nahi padta life incomplete rehte hai,” another user tweeted.
“One user mentioned, “So mangal sutra can be wore as bracelet. Wtf is you don’t follow religion don’t. Why all this drama?”
“One user posted, “So mangal sutra can be wore as bracelet… you don’t follow religion don’t. Why all this drama?” while another said, “This is the problem of so called feminests… Not following tradition is absolutely fine but tweaking it to your convenience is WRONG.”
“It should be commented when our culture will be challenged everytime. This personal and independent culture is what ? Independence from whom, from ur parents or siblings. This is western culture which cant be tolerated. This indepenence word will destroy our life,” it added.”
However, she received support too. Some called it a ‘brand new style development’ while the others questioned ‘what’s wrong in mixing cultures of two geographical areas?’
Earlier, to this Sonam was reportedly trolled for changing her last name to Ahuja just few hours after her marriage. She was also trolled a few months ago for wearing a black strapless bikini by a pool. The haters body shamed her, calling her indecent names.
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