Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who took nuptial vows with Anand Ahuja on May 8, has attracted the ire of social media trolls for wearing a mangalsutra around her wrist. The Neerja star wore a customer-made mangalsutra which had her and Anand’s star signs, during the promotions of her film Veere Di Wedding.
The PadMan actress received praises from the fashion police for her different style of donning the sacred necklace but Twitterati were not pleased and slammed Sonam Kapoor for disrespecting the Indian culture.
"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.
''Just a thought feminism par lecture dene wali @sonamakapoor ko bhi ab mangalsutra pehana padega but according to veere di wedding ye to feminism ke naam par dhabha hai,’’ another user wrote.
This is the not the first instance of moral policing on social media as several other B-town celebrities have been targeted by trolls before.
There were some sane users on social media who didn’t have an issue with Sonam Kapoor wearing a mangalsutra around her wrist.
@sonamakapoor i m not ur fan but i must say your pic with mangalsutra on wrist is amazing.. 10/10 for the style..:)— Utsav Singh (@UtsavSi64121756) May 28, 2018
Isn't it funny that men are telling her how to wear that mangal...
Srsly u guys ..
I feel bad for their wives they'll always be behind the bars of #fakeculture.
Though Sonam Kapoor is yet to respond to the heavy criticism, we believe trolls must stop being so harsh to her.