Bigg Boss 13 fame, singer and actor Shehnaaz Gill is a complete entertainment package. Shehnaaz always drops pictures and fun videos on her social media account. The singer recently uploaded a video of herself dancing to a Bollywood song in Kashmir while dressed in “traditional” Kashmiri attire.
The video featured Gill in fancy-dress like attire, pumping stereotypes. In the 45-second-long travel video, Gill documented her recent trip to Kashmir. The actress took to her social media account and dropped the video. She captioned the video as, “When in Kashmir do it Their way! Had to dance on this epic song at the heaven on earth…#Kashmir”. In the video she can be seen dancing in the snow to the tune of the Hindi Bollywood song ‘Bhumro Bhumro’ from the 2000 film ‘Mission Kashmir’.
Watch the video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CK8l9XzHxcH/?igshid=g40v9mk9zq2v
The video went viral within no time and started creating buzz on the internet. While some praised the actress for the video, many slammed her for appropriating and even misrepresenting Kashmiri culture. A Twitter user from Kashmir commented, “Quite beautiful but this isn’t us . This doesn’t represent Kashmir the heaven on earth”. Yet another wondered, “What in the world does this have to do with Kashmir?” A third called it “cultural appropriation 101”.
Tourist arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir has declined since the revocation of the erstwhile state’s special status, Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel informed Parliament on Tuesday. In a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha, he said 84,326 tourists visited Kashmir since August 5, 2019 while 87,94,837 visited Jammu and 1,00931 tourists visited Ladakh.