Mumbai: International Women’s Day was celebrated across the globe on Thursday, 8 March and various special events, causes and much more was planned worldwide on the occasion.
Our Bollywood stars also lent their support to several important initiatives and most of them took to social media with posts celebrating the event, sharing throwback pictures and expressing gratefulness towards all the special women in their lives.
One of the most active celebrities on social media, Amitabh Bachchan backed Government’s ‘Swachh Shakti’ by conveying his thoughts on the importance of toilets for women, which made it to the official video of the mission.
While the superstar obviously deserves kudos for backing such a noble initiative, the pictures he shared along with the post got him in trouble with the Twitteratti.
Bachchan ‘excluded’ daughter-in-law, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and only shared pictures with his wife Jaya Bachchan, daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and granddaughters Navya Naveli and Aaradhya.
T 2736 - On International Women's Day , an ode to women and to the women Champions of Swachh Bharat : #SwachhShakti & @SwachhBharat— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 8, 2018
Video link: https://t.co/BGvv0uBxHK
and this my Personal commendation :https://t.co/AgZsaUFAbG pic.twitter.com/vFmRUS2Hdn
Twitter users were unhappy about the snub, questioning him about it and calling it ‘unfair’.
One of them asked, ‘Isn’t your daughter-in-law like your daughter’, and some said doing such a thing didn’t suit his ‘legendary position’.
Some of them stressed on how a daughter-in-law was also someone’s daughter or that at least he could’ve wished her, while some angrily told him not to discriminate between his daughter and daughter-in-law.
Check out some of the tweets:
क्या आप आपकी बहु को आपकी बेटी नहीं मानते हैं? महिला दिवस के मौक़े पर अपने सब की तस्वीर share की ऐश्वर्या को छोड़कर । ये सही बत नहीं हैं सरजी— Yogita (@Yogita_W) March 8, 2018
Aishwarya is missing amit ji . Not fair .. happy woman's day.— Sangita narang (@Sangitanarang1) March 8, 2018
Aishwarya seems missing sir on the day of "celebrating power women" 💁💁— Shikha Rastogi (@ShikhaRastogi12) March 8, 2018
This is not fair. Not mentioning Aishwarya Rai. This doesn't suit the legendary position that you hold sir. Be it any personal family issues, you shouldn't have done this on a public platform and that too on Women's Day @juniorbachchan @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/M5eLXYzBR7— Darshan M Nag (@darshu790) March 8, 2018
अपनी बेटी को ज़्यादा समझदार समझने वाले ससुराल वाले, अक्सर यह भूल जाते हैं कि जिसको वो अपनी बहु बनाकर लाये हैं वह भी तो किसी कि बेटी है..— RAJA Nishant (@007Nishant) March 8, 2018
I know daughter in law can't become daughters....but aap women's day toh wish kar sakte the....mujhe laga sirf yeh middle class logo ki problem hai but I was surprised k celebrities cum idols thinks same— Vasundra Sethi (@SethiArora86) March 8, 2018
Not fair, I m not sure why you did not include Aishwarya , she deserves to be in one of the frame.— Sachi Singh (@sachisingh47) March 8, 2018
Where is aishwarya..भेदभाव मत कीजिए अपनी बहु को अपनी बेटी मानिए.@SrBachchan— Pratik_p2 (@Pratikpatel_8) March 8, 2018
Bachchan later retweeted a fan post consisting of a picture with Aishwarya along with others like his mother Teji Bachchan, but the ‘damage’ was already done.