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Deepika Singh Goyal criticised for dancing in rain wrought by Cyclone Tauktae, says ‘don’t regret it’

Deepika Singh Goyal shared a number of videos and photos where she is enjoying in the rain brought by Cyclone Tauktae that lashed many parts of India. The actor has now said that the cyclone was indeed scary and she stepped out 'only for five minutes'.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 20, 2021 7:30:46 pm
deepika singhActor Deepika Singh Goyal shared the photos on her Instagram on Tuesday. (Photo: Deepika Singh Goyal/Instagram)

Television actor Deepika Singh Goyal has been criticised for sharing photos and a video of herself dancing in the Mumbai rains. The rains lashed the Maximum City and other parts of the country as a result of Cyclone Tauktae. The actor has now said that she doesn’t regret the photos and videos but will request people not to step out in the rain.

Despite facing a backlash, the actor has been on a sharing spree. In her first post, Deepika is seen posing atop a tree branch. She had captioned the pictures as, “You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself, embrace the nature and it’s gloomy moods because the storm will pass..Ps: This tree fell right outside my house nobody got hurt, but while putting it away from my door, Rohit and I managed to take few pictures to remember the #cyclonetauktae ! #staysafe #stayhome #fullmadness.”

In another post, Deepika shared a video of herself swaying to the romantic ballad, “Saibo.” “Didn’t I mention life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain,” wrote the Diya Aur Baati Hum actor. Not stopping there, the actor shared another photo dump with her Instagram followers.

When questioned about the videos and posts, Deepika told ETimes on Thursday, “I haven’t seen any hate comments on my post. 99 percent of the comments I’ve received are positive. Rest 1 percent bad comments are on all the posts, even on my traditional dance posts.”

Talking about stepping in the rain that lashed Mumbai after Cyclone Tauktae hit the city, Deepika said, “The cyclone indeed was very scary and my heart goes out to all those affected and my only aim is to plant as many trees as I can. I will not stop spreading positivity, and this is for my well-being and happiness. I don’t regret it but, I would definitely request the audience to not step out in the rain, this area is right outside my house. Therefore, I stepped out for 5 minutes.”

While the pictures have been largely liked by her fans and they have responded with heart and fire emojis, a few people thought it was insensitive of the artiste to post such pictures since the cyclone has wreaked havoc in a number of people’s lives by flooding their homes and destroying their property.

“Don’t promote these types of videos…. it was not good to be outside…” wrote a user on Instagram under her video post, while another person stated, “(You are at the liberty to post these things) because the roof of your house is not damaged.” “Don’t you think you are setting a wrong example here? The tree is fallen and you have gone out just to click a picture? Don’t you think it is stupidity?” read another comment. One Instagrammer even advised Deepika to wear a mask.


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