Sanjana Sanghi, the actress who was seen in late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara, recently featured on a post of Humans Of Bombay, an Indian photoblog that documents the heartwarming and inspiring stories of individuals from Mumbai.
However, this particular post received a lot of backlash from people and was later deleted by Humans of Bombay. So, you might be wondering what the post was about after all.
Apparently, the Hindi Medium actress talked about how her domestic staff helped her through the lockdown and gave her home-cooked food and so much more. She also discussed how she booked their vaccine slots and also helped them in return.
After a few hours, an Instagram user, Diet Sabya called out Sanjana Sanghi and HOB for using domestic workers as props to improve their own image.
The page faced a severe backlash for Sanjana‘s post where she spoke about how she has been helping her domestic staff during the pandemic and also got them vaccinated. She also spoke about how her staff was very helpful to her during the pandemic, and now she is returning the favour. This piece with Sanjana was reportedly a promoted collaboration with a beer brand.
Diet Sabya, while calling out the actor on their Instagram stories, wrote, “ ’Help’ suggests that they are doing charity/pro-bono work out of the kindness of their heart. ’Workers’ suggests that they are getting paid for their service. They deserve all the rights that any employee would get.”
Soon many people joined in and started criticizing the actress and Humans Of Bombay. What added fuel to the fire was when people noticed that this was a paid collaboration with a popular beer brand.
Here’s what people had to say about it-
A particular user reacted by saying, “This post reeked of privilege and self-importance through and through” which kind of sums up the reason behind the outrage
Some people also highlighted how Sanjana’s domestic workers didn’t get anything out of being shown all over the internet and whereas Sanjana got more praise and also got paid for this post.
After being heavily criticised, the post has been deleted. Sanjana Sanghi has, however, not reacted to the controversy as of now.