Bollywood actor and producer Nikhil Dwivedi has lashed out on the Bollywood industry for appearing to be “un-empathetic” amidst the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country and around the world.
On his twitter account, the actor shared his thoughts about the various photos of celebrities holidaying it up in the Maldives that have been doing the rounds on social media. He even went on to lash out at Bollywood celebreties that it is because of this “tone-deafness” that the industry is often left surprised by the backlash they receive “for unrelated reasons.”
Reacting to a tweet that discussed and lamented this celebrity trend, Nikhil said, “Absolutely. Then we r surprised at the suddenness of the backlash the movie industry receives for unrelated reasons. We r so self-absorbed & so oblivious to what’s around us tht we appear unempathatic. Let me also assure it’s not like they r heartless, none are.. just plain stupid (sic).
His reaction comes shortly after various pics of Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Katrina Kaif, Taapsee Pannu, Tara Sutaria, Mouni Roy, Rakul Preet Singh, Kajal Aggarwal, and many others holidaying it up in Maldives went viral on social media.
Dwivedi has been trying to spread awareness by his social media presence about the coronavirus crisis in the country. On many occasions,the actor has used his official handle to reach out to those affected or even encourage those recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma and help save lives.