Sara Ali Khan made her magazine debut on Filmfare's March Edition but she has stunned the audience in more than one way
Sara Ali Khan won many hearts with her debut movie Kedarnath and proved she was here to stay with her second movie Simmba. With her quirky interviews, she proved she was more than just a star kid.
She did her first ever magazine shoot for Filmfare's March Edition. The cover was shot in Kenya. Sara is seen rocking a boho avatar in the shoot. While some have received the "A star is born" magazine cover well but others have bashed it for using Africans as props for her shoot.
Time and again we have seen celebrities culture appropriating. A recent example being Shraddha Kapoor photoshoot for Daboo Ratnani's calendar shoot. Where she was posing in a Native American headgear. People criticized her for being offensive and appropriating culture. Sara's cover has carved out the same response on Twitter.
Have a look at what Twitter has to say :
Not a light or photography expert but there is no shadow so I think it's photo shopped, not sure though.That's not why I think this is in bad taste. Maybe I should hold my horses,maybe Filmfare does have full blown article on ethnic groups and probably Sara Ali Khan is the prop?— LoudPotato (@LoudPotato) February 26, 2019
Filmfare HQ:— Meh (@NoodleFrankie) February 27, 2019
Um guys so we got a lot of heat for nepotism but hear me out
Sara Ali Khan - no don't applaud yet cause there's more - she appropriates culture - please stop cheering there's more - and we photoshop an actual man in the background really badly - oh wow a a huge raise https://t.co/OG6ISUEr97
This photo is super tone deaf and Sara Ali Khan & Filmfare should feel super ashamed of themselves, I think the Masai tribeman, who are known for jumping straight high, is doing exactly that in the pic.— Aditya (@Brewkenstein) February 27, 2019
His shadow is mixed with the model's shadow (his foot's shadow on her pant) https://t.co/kALmf6wUBo
Sara Ali Khan went to Columbia, and even she could not tell filmfare that maybe her “stunner” picture is racist and appropriative? Come on, Sara, you are one of the good ones!! https://t.co/lNlaaEcnFR— shikha (@elitistsadgirl) February 27, 2019
Wow Filmfare. Wow.— Sameen ثمین (@amarllyis) February 27, 2019
Kya bech kha gaye? Dimaag ya imaan?
Also. A woman as aware and as well-read as Sara Ali Khan agreed to this? Disappointing. https://t.co/HElLg1ATW5
Why is there a jumping masai warrior behind Sara Ali Khan?? Africans are not props for your photoshoots.— Chirag Wakaskar (@chiragwakaskar) February 26, 2019
Sara Ali Khan’s Filmfare photoshoot is offensive. The maasai people are not props. pic.twitter.com/RtNqPYMEPz— Sal (@severalthots) February 26, 2019
In no time they tweeted a video of behind the scene of the same image.
They may have lightly tried to deflect the claim of lack of shadow and the man being photoshopped but they have not tweeted anything regarding the culture appropriate backlash.