Sara Ali Khan trolled for using Africans as 'props' for her magazine photoshoot
Sara Ali Khan made a debut just last year with Kedarnath, followed by Ranveer Singh’s Simmba, for which she received great response from critics and audience alike. However, her recent cover shoot in Kenya with a leading magazine has put her into a controversy.
The magazine shared a sneak-peek from the shoot on Twitter. In one of the pictures, she is seen with a Kenyan man in background. Trolls claim that it is extremely ‘racist’ and ‘offensive’ for using Africans as ‘props’.
"Why is there a jumping Masai warrior behind Sara Ali Khan?? Africans are not props for your photoshoots," a Twitter user by the name of Chirag Wakaskar wrote, calling the actress "self-entitled Bollywood garbage".
"And I thought her Ivy League education would have taught her that it is not okay to misappropriate other cultures. Turns out Sara Ali Khan is as ignorant as other Bollywood celebrities which is kind of sad because she did come across as intelligent initially," one person commented.
Did someone actually approve this for publishing? In 2019? Shouldn’t you know better? People & cultures are not props for you to appropriate. Disgusted.— SparkleMcSnowflake❄️ (@Anjaani07) February 27, 2019
Meanwhile, on the professional front, rumours about Sara working in David Dhawan’s remake of Coolie No 1 opposite Varun Dhawan has been doing rounds. However, there is no confirmation from the team yet.