LUMS invites trolls on Twitter for celebrating Bollywood Day
February 22, 2023 05:44 AM
The students of Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) recently celebrated Bollywood Day as a farewell event for a batch of their seniors.
The videos of the event went viral on different social media platforms. Since then, the management of the university has been facing backlash from netizens in Pakistan for ‘showing love for India’.
It was learnt that the intention behind holding the event was to show the difference between the cultures of Pakistan and India and the exchange of ideas between the people of two countries.
But, according to some Pakistanis, it was a promotion of Indian culture, and they termed it an insult to their own culture.
In a video that was filmed at the event, it can be seen clearly that the students had dressed up as their favourite Bollywood characters.
They also spoke dialogues from different Bollywood movies such as “Ye Babu Rao ka Style Hai” from ‘Heera Pheri’ and the famous dialogue from Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’ “Hum Tum mein itny ched krygy ki confuse hojaogi k saans kahan sy lein or paadein kahan se”.
Here we have the video:
The social media users filled the Twitter with controversial debate on the issue.
Some of the social media users supported the idea of celebrating Bollywood Day at the university, whereas, the majority criticised it.
Those who supported the idea said: “What’s wrong with the people? Why are they not accepting Bollywood Day? We have grown up watching Bollywood movies, and almost in every wedding, we select Bollywood songs to dance. Why then the people are criticising it?”