With the rise in COVID-19 cases and new government restrictions to combat the virus across the world, many Bollywood celebrities are choosing to take this time off and are jetting off to various destinations, including the Maldives. Many people have criticized them on social media, and actor Nawazuddin Siddqui is the latest to do so.Positive cases are increasingly rising in the second wave of COVID-19. During the second wave, several celebritiese also became infected with the virus. Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, and others are some of them.
Many celebrities, including Janhvi Kapoor, Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, and others, have already left India for vacations and have even posted pictures of their vacations while the country is struggling with the second wave of the Covid virus.
In a recent interview, Nawazuddin lambasted at the celebrities who are posting pictures of themselves on social media holidaying at exotic locations like Maldives. He said, “These entertainment celebrities posting vacation pictures at a time when the world is reeling under the worst recession. …Logon ke pass khana nahin hai aur aap paise phenk rahe ho. Kuch toh sharm karo. Perhaps going on holiday is not so wrong as showing off about it?”
‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ actor further added,”“In logon ne, Maldives ko tamasaha bana rakha hai. I don’t know what their arrangement is with the tourism industry. But for the sake of humanity, please keep these vacations to yourself. There is suffering everywhere. The cases of COVID are multiplying. Have a heart. Please don’t taunt those who are suffering. As a community, we entertainers in India need to grow up.”
Meanwhile, celebrities have also faced a lot of backlash from their fans. Netizens are accusing celebrities of being "insensitive" and "shameless" for taking vacations and fleeing the country in the midst of the COVID-19's dire situation around the country.