#nobindinobusiness: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 First Runner Up Divyanka Tripathi Reacts
New Delhi: Moral policing around what women should wear and how dressing up by women should be portrayed seems to have become the order of the day with a string of ads being withdrawn almost every other day.
However, women are not shying away from reacting to those questioning women’s choices of dressing up.
Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 first runner up Divyanka Tripathi has reacted sharply on social media to a recent tweet on this subject.
The user, an author, tweeted, “Speaking for myself. Not buying anything for #Deepawali from any brand that shows model without a bindi. #nobindinobusiness.”
Divyanka slammed her saying, “No bindi no business? It should be a woman’s choice what she wants to wear! Hinduism is about respecting choices! Next you’ll want purda-system & then Satipratha back? Why should any culture be measured by women’s dressing? I’m further shocked when women propagate such concepts!”
She posted a picture of herself decked up in ethnic wear and ‘no bindi’. She captioned the pics as, “Wearing what your heart desires, not what the world tells you isn’t man’s or woman’s, it should be a basic human right. Waiting to see a rational & evolved society someday.”
Divyanka made several tweets to bash the ‘extremism’ school of thought. She wrote, “I’m a Brahman girl, but I can choose not to wear bindi. Green colour is of Maa Katyayni too signifying growth. You can’t take away my green from my wardrobe on any day. To support one cause don’t suppress another! #extremism. Women have fought hard for a free will in our society.”
Here are some of her other tweets: