When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan posted a picture in Instagram showing her kissing her little daughter Aaradhya she didn’t know what was waiting to hit her. Trolls accused her of behaving in a manner unsuitable to a mother. Apparently many in the virtual world feel kissing your daughter on the lips is not a decent way of expressing paternal love.
Pooja Bhatt, who was once in a similar controversy when a picture showing her kissing her father Mahesh Bhatt on the lips had caused a nationwide outrage, says the current reaction to a similar kiss triggers off a feeling of déjà vu in her. “Since when does a mother need permission from the world to kiss her child?? However to dignify this absurd attack with a response would be to stoop to the very level of the depraved, deprived and the sick. As far as I am concerned, three cheers to Ash! This brand of nationalism is the last refuge of the weak. And I am not fooled by it.”
Dia Mirza who champions several women-related causes across the world says, “Seriously? Since when was a mother’s display of affection a reason trolling? This is absurd.”
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