Shehnaaz Gill left fans impressed by dancing to Preity Zinta's popular song, Bumro from Mission Kashmir, in Jammu & Kashmir. The actress was in the valley for the shoot of her upcoming music video with Badshah. While fans loved Shehnaaz's Kashmiri avatar and dainty dancing, there were some who were quick to spot errors. Soon after the 27-year-old Punjabi star shared the video, Netizens trolled her for misrepresenting Kashmiri culture.
Dressed in a bright colourful Kashmiri attire, Shehnaaz danced to Bumro as she documented her recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. "When in Kashmir do it Their way! Had to dance on this epic song at the heaven on earth...#Kashmir," Shehnaaz captioned the video.
— Shehnaaz Gill (@ishehnaaz_gill) February 6, 2021
However, moments later, she drew flak from Twitterattis. One user wrote, "Not our music, not our attire- only a Stunt." The other called it "Cultural appropriation 101". The person tweeted, "Nothing except the place in this video is related to actual Kashmir!" Another user trolled her saying, "This is what BollyWood *thinks* our way is. Notice the careful editing out of the military & security apparatus - when that is literally the FIRST thing you see when you land in #Kashmir."
Not our music, not our attire- only a Stunt. https://t.co/mfHcG2e6j6
— Mohammad Abu Bakar (@journoabubakar) February 8, 2021
Cultural appropriation 101.
Nothing except the place in this video is related to actual Kashmir! https://t.co/Kb0i9zJFKT
— Irshad Ali (@irshadaliiiiiii) February 7, 2021
This is what BollyWood *thinks* our way is.
Notice the careful editing out of the military & security apparatus - when that is literally the FIRST thing you see when you land in #Kashmir. https://t.co/GXjt1LbhhM
— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) February 7, 2021
Minus the location there's nothing kashmiri about this. https://t.co/12vSHKsLVE
— The Fortress Fallacy (@SaimaGeelani11) February 8, 2021
What did she do in our way, ha? This is not our culture please. https://t.co/PvmUJ0AdHa
— umaima:(: (@Umaimaaaaaaaaa) February 7, 2021
Where are the barricades, the checkpoints, the nakkaas and what not that you have tried to whitewash...
Get lost and by the way na hi yeh hamara song hai, na hamara dress ..... Kya zabardasti hai na jaan na pehchaan main tera mehmaan https://t.co/lIJAwhTQ5q
— núndûbòn (@KaiserRashid19) February 8, 2021
Quite beautiful but this isn’t us .This doesn’t represent Kashmir the heaven on earth . https://t.co/7sRYR5Lkbp
— Ayash (@Aayash910) February 8, 2021