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Nawaz blasts the Maldives show-offs

By SUBHASH K JHA
April 24, 2021 14:00 IST
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'There is suffering everywhere.'
'The cases of Covid are multiplying.'
'Please don't taunt those who are suffering.'

IMAGE: Relatives mourn the deaths of those who died in a fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Virar, Maharashtra, April 23, 2021. Thirteen COVID-19 patients died in the hospital fire. Photograph: PTI
 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is angry.

"These entertainment celebrities posting vacation pictures at a time when the world is reeling," the actor tells Subhash K Jha.

"Logon ke paas khana nahin hai aur aap paise phenk rahe ho. Kuch toh sharm karo (People don't have money to eat, and you throw money around. Have some shame)," Nawaz says angrily.

Perhaps going on holiday is not so wrong as showing off about it?

Retorts Nawaz, "But what else will they talk about? Acting? They will run out of steam in two minutes. In logon ne Maldives ko tamasha bana rakha hai (These people have made a tamasha of Maldives). I don't know what their arrangement is with the tourism industry. But for the sake of humanity, please keep these vacations to yourself."

"There is suffering everywhere. The cases of Covid are multiplying. Have a heart. Please don't taunt those who are suffering."

Nawaz feels the lack of empathy comes from an inability to talk about serious matters. "As a community we entertainers in India need to grow up."

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