Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan never shies away from expressing her opinions even if it is about her own film fraternity. She took a dig at B-town celebrities for posting workout videos in these times of coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview with Rajeev Masand, senior journalist, Farah opened up and shared her thoughts about this latest trend of uploading workout videos in these hard times. She said even though she is aware that Bollywood is not considered to be an industry of ‘deep thinking’, still those videos seemed a bit ‘shallow’ to her.
Farah said, “I want to apologise to everybody who got scared. I know I took off. Please workout. I walk one hour around the balcony every day. I was disturbed with the frivolity of the situation. It’s not a global party guys, it’s a global pandemic.”
“There are other things you can do right now, there was a glut of everyone wanting to be seen, and wanting to be on Insta. It seemed a little shallow. We already don’t have a great reputation for being an industry that is deep thinking, even though a lot of people do so much good and contribution. It just seemed like everything was about ‘look at me, look at me,”’ she further added
She refrained from taking names of the stars yet managed to express her disappointment in an Instagram video, saying that that the people around the world have “bigger concerns” than working out during the ongoing global pandemic.
During the interview with Masand, Farah clarified that her “rant” was not aimed at any particular celebrity.
She said, “But it was just like, ‘Guys, this can’t be the only problem; figure out a way how to help your neighbours or send food to people.’ You can’t just be, ‘Oh my god, my gym is shut.’ My daughters are 12 years old, they are figuring out how to feed stray dogs. My son is stressed and wants to write songs about something that can help. So, you can’t flaunt your privilege at this time. I know you can but you should not.”
Many Bollywood stars namely Katrina Kaif, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sara Ali Khan, Malaika Arora, Rakul Preet Singh and Shilpa Shetty Kundra have been sharing workout videos and photos to keep the morale up of those staying at home during lockdown.