Soon after Olympian Neeraj Chopra bagged a gold medal for our country in Tokyo, the world flocked to interview the ace Javelin thrower. RJ Malishka was also in conversation with Chopra for her show on Red FM recently.
However, a clip tweeted by her showed Malishka and her team grooving to the song ‘Ude Jab Jab Zulfein Teri’ in front of Neeraj Chopra who was attending the interview via a zoom call. The video didn’t go down too well with people online as they opined that Neeraj looked very uncomfortable during the call. They claimed it was harassed and strongly reacted to the video.
Ladiesssss..Yes I got the hard hitting, deep answers too but..Take the first 4 secs before the cam moves to the zoom call to guess who we are dancing for😇 😉 #udejabjabzulfeinteri and then tell me I did it for all of us😄 #gold #olympics #neerajchopra @RedFMIndia @RedFM_Mumbai pic.twitter.com/SnEJ99MK31
— Mumbai Ki Rani (@mymalishka) August 19, 2021
Many condemned the clip and slammed the RJ for being unprofessional. Some were even reminded of Navika Kumar’s interview with the Olympian where she asked him about his dating life and was called out for her sexist question.
How would your feminist self react if a female athlete was shown a dance by 5-6 male RJs on "ude jab jab zulfein teri" & by the end they asked her "zyaada to nahi cheda na aapko humne" ??
Please answer since you've been quite vocal on idea of gender equality
— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) August 19, 2021
The nation owes Neeraj Chopra an apology for this cringe fest. 🤦♀️ https://t.co/fR7j9wGmjC
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) August 20, 2021
Wow! Such impromptu harassment!
Neeraj Chopra be like : pic.twitter.com/wJf8FAAfjH
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) August 20, 2021
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Kind of nonsense our Gold medalist has to go thru !!!
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) August 20, 2021
Sad to see you guys doing this and even sad is the fact that @RedFMIndia is allowing you all to do it.
I mean, what if the genders were opposite in this case? Had @RedFM_Mumbai allowed that too?
Very sad !
— Shashank Shekhar Jha (@shashank_ssj) August 19, 2021
However, some differed on their point of view. Here’s what they had to say-
Dear Rohini, it's OK once in a while. They are happy for him. They expressed through a good song as such. Indians otherwise also start dancing to film music on any occasion. No need to ask him the length and weight of his Javelin every time.
— Milind Telang (@mgtelang) August 20, 2021
I am sure Neeraj must have had a good laugh and that is all that matters. He is a young guy let him have his moment
— Somesense (@Somesense3) August 20, 2021
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