Bdtodays Desk: The video features her petting a canine friend, and saying, “Hi everyone. It’s that time of the year when Diwali is just around the corner. I just want to say, please don’t buy firecrackers and don’t burst crackers.
She said it not only does it cause pollution, but it also troubles all the animals on the streets. So, instead spend Diwali with family and loved ones, eat food and sweets but don’t burst crackers.”
While a few followers supported her stance, there were hundreds of social media users who trolled it. One of the users posted a picture of Arjun Kapoor and her posing with fireworks during the promotions of ‘Half Girlfriend’ and said, “Don’t burst crackers on Diwali, save it for Shraddha Kapoor’s movie promotion.”
Her campaign garnered a lot of support on social media. However, after the Supreme Court called for a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali, Masaba was targetted on social media and abused by a section of users for supporting the Apex Court’s ruling.
Till we went to press, Shraddha hadn’t responded to our messages or sent out a message to the trolls.
Source: The Times of India
Bdtodays/ M, H/ 14 October, 2017