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Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan had taken a dig at Bollywood celebrities for posting exercise videos during crucial moments of the world's novel coronavirus outbreak. During an interview with senior film journalist Rajeev Masand, Filmmaker Farah Khan said Bollywood is not known for being a 'deep thinking' industry anyway, but those videos seemed 'a little shallow' to her.
'I want to apologize to everyone who got scared. I know I took off. Please exercise. I walk the balcony for an hour every day. I was bothered by the frivolity of the situation. It is not a global party, it is a global party. Pandemic.
'There are other things you can do right now, there were too many people who wanted to be seen and wanted to be at Insta. It seemed a little shallow. We no longer have a great reputation for being an industry that is deep thinking, even though a lot of people do so much good and contribution. It seemed like it was all about 'look at me, look at me,' She said.
Not to mention specific names, Farah had criticized Bollywood stars in an Instagram video, saying that people around the world have 'greater concerns' to exercise during the ongoing global pandemic. During the interview, Farah Khan further clarified that her 'rant on workout' was not directed at any particular celebrity.
'But it was just like, 'Guys, this can't be the only problem finding a way to help your neighbors or send food to the people.' You can't just say, 'OMG, my gym is closed.' My daughters have 12 years old, they are discovering how to feed stray dogs. My son is stressed and wants to write songs about something that can help. So, you cannot presume your privilege right now. I know you can but you shouldn't, 'She added.
Many Bollywood celebrities, including Katrina Kaif, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernández, Sara Ali Khan, Malaika Arora, Rakul Preet Singh, and Shilpa Shetty Kundra, have been sharing their training photos and videos on social media to apparently try to improve morale for those who stay at home in favor of social distancing. Although Farah did not directly mention anyone in the video she had posted, it was apparent that she was clearly not happy with her colleagues.