‘Shut Up & Bend Over’ — Actors Point Out People Doing Trending Reels Without Understanding Lyrics

Mumbai: While Instagram Reels has become popular after TikTok was banned in India, there’s an outcry among Bollywood actors and netizens against people doing trending videos on vulgar lyrics without essentially understanding them.

Actor Gajraj Rao, of Badhaai Ho fame, shared a rant by graphic artist Prasad Bhat on Instagram where the latter explains how inappropriate it is. “Can you guys read the meaning of the songs before making reels on Instagram especially with your kids or babies in the video? I see the whole families including daada, daadi going ‘Shut up and bend over’. Are we really ok with this? What’s going on? How much of dignity do you want to lose to go viral?” he asks.

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Many other actors such as Sumeet Vyas, Namit Das, Mukti Mohan, Rashami Desai, Bidita Bag, Richa Chadha and Sandhya Mridul echoed the feeling.


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“Agree! Makes me uncomfortable to see children dance provocatively to songs they (hopefully but who am I kidding) don’t understand. IG is a great place to connect, share your art, your voice with the world… But painful to see everyone dancing in Reels…doctors, bankers nutritionists, book readers… sab ko naach naach ke apni baat batani pad rahi hai. KYU ! 😂”, Richa Chadha wrote in the comments section.


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