Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya R Dhanush’s Bharatanatyam performance at the United Nations on the occasion of International Women’s Day draws huge flak with several professional dancers calling it 'pathetic' and 'shocking'.
While she saw the opportunity to perform a ‘great opportunity’ and an ‘honour', many on Twitter called it a result of nepotism claiming that she was selected for the performance just because she is a celebrity.
Speaking to India Today, a dancer said, “The postures are terrible. No proper footwork. That’s not how a Bharatnatyam recital takes place. The whole song is basically unutilised. If you notice, she is neither dancing to lyrics nor to the bol. From the lack of grace, it is very evident that she is not a ‘dancer’. Also, considering how she is performing worse than a beginner in Bharatnatyam, she shouldn’t have been on stage in the first place, leave alone at the UN. I think it’s very disgraceful.”
The filmmaker performed to Bho Sambho, an opening sequence in honour of the Lord Shiva.
UN, while appointing her as its Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India in 2016 said that she will be able to raise awareness among Indians about gender equality.
Aishwarya will help raise awareness of UN Women’s core message of gender equality and women’s empowerment across India, boosting the organisation’s efforts to close the gender gap and achieve a more equal world -- a Planet 50-50, by the year 2030A UN press release
Trolls had a field day after the video went viral.
Here see some of the trolls.