Viral Bollywood video: Varun Dhawan issues clarification after Twitter outrage on lifting, kissing Gigi Hadid

After facing backlash over his performance on Sunday morning, the actor hit back at trolls

Screengrabs from @bollywoodsfilm on Instagram
Screengrabs from @bollywoodsfilm on Instagram


Published: Sun 2 Apr 2023, 2:34 PM

Last updated: Mon 3 Apr 2023, 11:27 AM

Indian actor Varun Dhawan has sparked an online outrage with his act at the inauguration of Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai. A well-known dancer, Dhawan, gave a power-packed performance on Saturday.

However, it did not go down well with several social media users when he invited US supermodel Gigi Hadid up on stage, picked her up in his arms, and kissed her on the cheek. The moment was caught on camera and has been doing the rounds on the internet, garnering a lot of negative comments.

"Varun Dhawan lifting Gigi Hadid is the most embarrassing thing on the internet today," a social media user tweeted. People were quick to accuse Varun of kissing the supermodel without her ‘consent’ and stating that Gigi looked uncomfortable after the episode.

After facing backlash over his performance, the actor hit back at the trolls on Sunday morning. "I guess today you woke up and decided to be woke. So lemme burst your bubble and tell you it was planned for her to be on stage so find a new Twitter cause to vent about rather then going out and doing something about things. Good morning," Varun clarified.

Gigi has now reacted to the viral video. Re-sharing the video on her Instagram, the model wrote, "Varundvn making my Bollywood dreams come true," with a laughing emoji.

The US model arrived in India on Friday and attended the grand launch of NMACC on day 1. Later on day 2, she wore an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla saree to the event.


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