Bollywood star Kajol has been forced to explain herself after being trolled on social media over a video that went viral that showed her enjoying ‘beef’ at a lunch in Mumbai. She has also deleted it
Screengrab of the ‘offending’ video that has Kajol, Ryan Stephen and the dish. Pic/Twitter
Bollywood actress Kajol, known for her straight talk and who has spoken out against online bullying time and again, has had to back down after being trolled on social media.
The trolling started after a video she posted of a beef dish that her friend had prepared went viral.
The video posted on Sunday on Facebook and Instagram by the actress had her being served ‘beef pepper water with dry lentils and dry beef’ by her friend Ryan Stephen.
In the video, Kajol, who having lunch with her girl gang, asks Ryan to explain the dish. And the description is what got her into trouble.
The 42-year-old actress was forced to issue a statement on Twitter, saying she did not want to hurt religious sentiments and tat the dish was made from buffalo meat.
She deleted the clip from her Instagram and Facebook accounts after it attracted negative comments. The pictures of the lunch are still on her Instagram account.
“A video of me at a friend’s lunch said that there was a beef dish at the table. That’s a miscommunication. What was shown was buffalo meat, that is legally available meat,” she posted.
“I’m issuing this clarification because this is a sensitive matter that may hurt religious sentiments, which is not my intention,” Kajol wrote.
— Kajol (@itsKajolD) May 1, 2017
Dear Kajol ji,
You need not give any explanations. Yr food is yr choice. Here in Shillong beef is legal and BJP dare not ban it.