Ed Sheeran graced the Jio gardens stage on last Sunday and won over thousands of hearts with his melodious voice. But what broke the internet wasn’t adorable little Ed in a blue kurta singing out loud, (see what I did there!?) but his pre-concert celebrations!
Last weekend was a star-studded event at Farah Khan’s house. She hosted the illustrious singer, Ed Sheeran and had Bolly-town’s biggest names over.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) November 18, 2017
Yes, she captioned it “Ed Sheeran loves the shape of me!!”. I was left stunned and so was the rest of the internet.
The internet took digs at Farah Khan, made jokes at pictures the celebs of tinsel town were posting. People shared the pictures and spoke about how plain awkward Ed looked in the middle of them all.
Ed Sheeran partying with Bollywood’s elite is morse coding us with dead eyes and plastic smiles, begging to be saved. pic.twitter.com/iPpkE0awsU
— Ammāl (@vforvelvetta) November 19, 2017
Yes, everyone was there. From SRK and Neha Dhupia to Mouni Roy and Malaika Arora Khan.
But Sona Mohapatra puts out an excellent point as to who wasn’t there. The Ambarsariya singer isn’t one to take things standing. She had earlier slammed a troll for the blatant sexism she had faced at a college gid and has always used her hand to put forth women-centric issues too.
Common Myth 2 : Showing your cleavage is an invitation to be molested.
Here I am, on & off stage.
Please go shove that myth up your own O righteous fake sanskaari brigade & dear aspiring molesters, already told you about our collective game plan for you in my earlier tweet. pic.twitter.com/JWDxqG2fCI
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) November 17, 2017
This time Sona has slammed the entertainment industry for something very pertinent. She pointed out that Ed Sheeran was made to meet the who’s who of Bollywood but he didn’t actually meet any singer, songwriter or musician.
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) November 21, 2017
Ed was made to party with celebrities of Bollywood but no one from his actual industry was invited to Farah Khan’s party.
The only thing that comes to my mind is that if Bollywood really threw a party to celebrate Sheeran? Was it to toast his art, talent, and music or just another reason to party? How much do we respect the artist and his art form or is everything about being spotted at the hippest party in town?