Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor criticise Sri Sri Ravishankar on his comments on homosexuality
Actors Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor expressed disapproval over the comments made by spiritual leader Sr Sri Ravi Shankar on homosexuality. According to the actors his comments were ‘irresponsible’. The actors took to Twitter share their thoughts on it.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi on Monday, November 13, to deliver the 13th Memorial Lecture. During the lecture a student asked the guru that what he should do to get his friends and family from mistreating him due to his homosexuality. To this he replied saying, “You treat yourself better, doesn’t matter how others treat you. You don’t think you are sick or something is wrong with you,” he said. “If you stand up, nobody can insult you, but...if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better,” he added.
However, Sri Sri further added terming homosexuality as a ‘tendency’ and can be ‘changed’ saying, “This is your tendency now...just acknowledge it, accept it, and know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. I’ve seen many men who were gay later turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal, who are called straight people, end up being gay later in life. I would like you to focus beyond the body identity.”
Several people criticized him on social media the forerunners being Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor. Sonam said “Homosexuality is not a ‘tendency’ it’s something you are born as and is absolutely NORMAL. To tell someone you can change is irresponsible.” She added: “WTF is wrong with god men, if you want to learn something about Hinduism and culture it’s better to follow @HindolSengupta & @devduttmyth.”
Alia shared Sonam’s tweet and called it ‘OMG kinda moment!.’
Others too expressed their astonishment over the comments
On the work front Sonam Kapoor is currently shooting for Veere Di Wedding and Alia Bhatt has wrapped up her shoot for her upcoming movie Raazi.