'Bala' actress Yami Gautam came under the spotlight after a video of her allegedly insulting a fan offering her a Gamosa at the Guwahati airport went viral. As Yami landed at the Guwahati airport, a fan approached her with Assam’s traditionally woven ‘Gamosa’ (comes with its distinctive red border and floral motifs) and tried to put it on her neck as a greeting.
Yami instantly pushed him away and walked ahead. As the video went viral, a section of people started bashing Yami Gautam for disrespecting Assam's article of significance.
Clarifying her stance on the same, Yami Gautam took to her Twitter handle and wrote that her reaction was 'simply self-defense' and she didn't intend on hurting anyone's sentiments. She also said that it was 'insensitive' to react to a single-sided story and spread hate. She concluded by saying, 'Peace and respect' and reassured that she loves Assam and shall 'always keep coming back'.
Fans supported her clarification on the video and said, "Completely Agree! He should have asked permission before. Whoever objecting consider yourself in her shoes. Will you allow an unknown person to come and do whatever he/she wants to. It's a big NO. Moreover, she's a woman. We need to give them their space which everyone deserves."
Bollywood actress @yamigautam has disrespected Assamese pride Gamosa at Guwahati airport. She rejected the Gamosa when a fan of her was trying to greet her.#yamigautam @bora_dimpy @SaikiaPranjit @jajabori_boroxa @eclectictweets @yamigautamFC @YamiGautamWorld pic.twitter.com/u7WeO2JIj5— Axomiya Nabaprajanma (@Nabaprajanma) March 1, 2020
My reaction was simply self defense. As a woman,if I am uncomfortable with anyone getting too close to me, I or any other girl has every right to express it. I Dint’ intend to hurt anyone's sentiments but it's very important to voice out a behavior, inappropriate in any manner https://t.co/sUc4GPxfWv— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) March 1, 2020
This is my third visit to Assam.I have always expressed my love towards Assamese culture & people. It’s insensitive to react to a single-sided story & spread hate. I am present here, in this beautiful state for an important event & shall always keep coming back .Peace & Respect— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) March 1, 2020
That person was intrusive.— Rajashree Bhattacharyya (@7rajashree) March 1, 2020
As a woman she was right. People should respect it.— ||Kasturi Chakravarty🇮🇳|| (@Kasturi_FanGirl) March 1, 2020
Yami , What you did was normal and should b done since nobody has right to cross the limit of overindulgence .— Sumit (@iamdecipherable) March 1, 2020
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