The child being reprimanded in the viral video has turned out to be Bollywood singer Toshi Sabri's niece. Sabri, who shot to fame with after giving his voice for the movie Raaz: The Mystery Continues alongside Sharib Sabri, has defended the parenting style of his family.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, the singer slammed the Cricketing stars who had criticised the video and appealed to the public to not indulge in such child abuse.
"Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan don't know about us. Hamare bachche ke bare mein humein pata hai naah ki hamara bacha kaisa hai! Uska nature hai waisa... Agle hi pal woh khelne chali jaati hai. Agar aap usko chod do toh woh kahengi main mazzak kar rahi thi. Uske nature ki wajah se chod denge toh woh padai bhi nahi kar paayengi. (We know about our child better. Haya's nature is such that after being scolded, the next minute she runs off to play. But, because of her nature if we don't push her, she won't study.)," Toshi told HT.
He claimed that the video was made for a personal family group on Whatsapp.
He further claims that it was an attempt by mother to make her child study who is otherwise very stubborn. He further added that no one should form a judgement about the parenting techniques of her sister after viewing a 1.5 min video.
"Ek maa ki mamta hai, judgment nahi kar sakte hain. Jisne usko 9 months kokh mein rakha hai. Ab agar bachche zidd karenge toh unko padana likhana chod dein kya? Bachon ko paalna asaan nahi hota. (One can't judge a mother's love for the child by seeing a short video. If children throw tantrums, then should we stop teaching them? It's not easy to raise children)", Toshi said.