A dancer in Uttar Pradesh being shot at for stopping her performance at a wedding got strong reactions from the celebrities of the film industry. As the incident got caught on camera, stars like Nagma, Harleen Sethi, Neeraj Ghaywan, Lavanya Tripathi and Lakshmi Manchu expressed their fury over the incident. They asked ‘what was happening’, while calling out the patriarchy in the area. They also expressed the fear for their daughters in the ‘cruel world’ while asking for ‘stronger laws’ against such incidents.
Taking to Twitter, actor and Congress leader Nagma also took on the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government. She also wrote, “Whts happening a girl shot in the Jaw just because she stopped dancing at a wedding function in Chitrakoot #UP mayhem the Men do they hv the right in society to behave in such a patriarchal manner . Disgusting #YogiSarkaar #justice #BJP is nt b able to protect #Betis #save women.” (sic)
Whts happening a girl shot in the Jaw just because she stopped dancing at a wedding function in Chitrakoot #UP mayhem the Men do they hv the right in society to behave in such a patriarchal manner . Disgusting #YogiSarkaar #justice #BJP is nt b able to protect #Betis #save women— Nagma (@nagma_morarji) December 7, 2019
Broken But Beautiful star Harleen Sethi asked, “What is happening.” “And then this! Can't just can't... what kind of a world are we living in. My heart bleeds ...I'm scared for my daughter to be raised in a world so cruel.. we have to come together for stricter laws..” (sic) was South actor Lakshmi Manchu’s response. Arjun Suravaram actor Lavanya Tripathi asked, “What about men like these..” (sic) Masaan and Sacred Games 2 director Neeraj Ghaywan wrote, “We are a f*****g cesspool.”
In the video, the woman is seen dancing, before stopping it. As soon as she stops, there is some chaos at the venue, before one can hear a shot being fired. The woman is seen holding her face as her co-performers tend to her. The incident reportedly took place in Chitrakoot at the wedding of a village pradhan’s daughter. The woman, who got identified as Hina, has sustained injuries and is currently under treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.
“While we were dancing a man asked us to stop. We co-operated and even the music was stopped. We were waiting on the stage and suddenly the man (accused) aimed directly at Hina and fired a shot. She was hit in the chin and suffered serious injuries. It was just Hina who was hurt and no one else,” an eye-witness had informed.
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