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'Pathetic': Twitter trolls Aishwaryaa Dhanush for her Bharatnatyam performance at UN

Published Mar 11, 2017, 9:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 11, 2017, 9:19 pm IST
Screengrab from the video.
 Screengrab from the video.

Mumbai: On International Women’s Day, filmmaker Aishwaryaa Dhanush performed Bharatnatyam dance recital at the UN headquarters, which received a lot of backlash on Twitter. As soon as a clip of her dance performance found its way on the internet, the filmmaker was met with a lot of negative remarks.

Seems like the trolling started after well-known Indian classical and contemporary dancer, Anita Ratnam took to her official social media account and called Aishwaryaa’s postures and performance “disgraceful”.

“The pathetic state of Bharatanatyam at the UN,” she captioned the snippet video of Aishwaryaa’s dance performance.

Soon the video went viral and gave way to a lot of trolls. Later, Anita rubbished news of allegedly claiming that she choreographed Aishwaryaa’s stage show performance at the UN.

“This news has come from a colleague in the US. I am neither a friend or an acquaintance of the person and have NOTHING TO DO WITH HER APPPEARANCE AT THE UN on WOMEN'S DAY on March 8th. I posted and commented on her abysmal performance and the video has since gone viral with numerous comments and shares on FACEBOOK and TWITTER,” Anita wrote on her Facebook account.

Anita also thanked others for their support and views. She said, “We have to find solutions and ways to combat such pathetic representations of India’s culture overseas..”

People have been trolling Aishwaryaa on Twitter ever since the video went viral on the internet.

You can watch the video below and decide for yourself if Aishwaryaa's performance deserved the flak it received from people.



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