Jacqueline Fernandez forcibly hugs boy at Salman Khan's insistence; Twitter reacts

Jacqueline Fernandez, who is busy promoting Race 3, is being criticised for flaunting a clip of a 7-year-old child being coerced into hugging her

FP Staff May 30, 2018 14:46:25 IST
Jacqueline Fernandez forcibly hugs boy at Salman Khan's insistence; Twitter reacts

Jacqueline Fernandez, who is busy promoting her next big budget action flick Race 3 starring Salman Khan is being criticised for flaunting a clip of a 7-year-old child being coerced into hugging. The incident took place on the sets of the Madhuri Dixit-judged reality TV show, Dance Deewane.

The video shows Salman Khan egging the young child on, who had already refused to hug his Race 3 co-star Jacqueline. Eventually Salman takes her on stage and forces the child to hug her, twice. Madhuri Dixit the celebrity judge of the show and, celebrity guest Anil Kapoor simply watched on with smiling faces. The actress is now facing severe backlash for posting this uncomfortable moment on her Instagram account with the caption, “Kids usually love me, this boy was an exception… at least I got my hug in the end”. Fernandez's ignorance and lack of empathy is being aptly highlighted by social media users:  

Reality shows featuring children are rightly becoming an area of concern, as to the treatment of the participants in these shows have been pervaded by Bollywood's celebrity culture. Not so long ago, Papon ran into trouble for forcibly kissing a minor girl on a singing reality show while shooting a live video, which led to the Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan filing a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon the singer.

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