The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most tumultuous occurrences that the world has experienced. Across the globe families lost loved ones, people were out of their jobs, resources were scanty and healthcare systems were in for a toss.
The pandemic has taken a toll on people across various social levels. Even if we were to consider the Hindi Film Industry, productions suffered a halt, film screenings were stopped, music concerts were banned, and therefore, the industry suffered massive losses as a whole.
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In a recent interview, Sara Ali Khan expressed that she and Janhvi Kapoor lost 2 years of their career due to the pandemic. TOI quoted Sara talking about what she and Janhvi have in common and saying:
“Janhvi and I have much more in common than people might think. We are not best friends; we both have our circle of friends for years. Ultimately, we both are ambitious, career-oriented and strong girls who have lost two years of our careers to the pandemic. Who will understand the restlessness I feel in my heart to go back on the set more than Janhvi? By the time I got used to my life on set, we went into lockdown. That’s what binds us the most.”
However, this statement of hers left people online divided. On one hand, people accused Sara of being tone-deaf and reminded her of the various brand endorsements she continued to receive despite the pandemic.
Janhvi & Sara have bagged endorsements worth crores, acted in successful films that garnered millions of views on streamers, took many exotic foreign trips and yet they have "lost 2 years" of their careers to the pandemic.
Matlab relatable lagne ke liye kitna bakwaas karoge!? pic.twitter.com/mVkz5z3q7g
— روحن (@TheFookFace) January 30, 2022
Not to mention being assured of opportunities once this horrendous loss of years is done as a result of being from families who can get them work in no time…
— Indranil Ghosh (@ghoshdiaries) January 30, 2022
Sara has all the major endorsements. What is she even saying. 🤦🏻♀️
— Abdullah Deewana (@JeanDmello) January 30, 2022
Rich kids say the stupidest things
— SSS🌈 (@suchisusansad) January 30, 2022
Saying this despite a successful release Atrangi Re !! I have always found this girl fake and moronic
— VASUDHA BHANDARI (@trulysmugfaced) January 30, 2022
Yahan resume mein gap padh gaya, mental health ki gaand lag gayi, sui cid al tendencies ho rahi hai, ghar wale marr rahe hai lekin inke 2 saal barbaad ho gaye. Waah. https://t.co/zPgYiXkuZb
— pineapples (@ChamkeelaChuha) January 31, 2022
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I had read this article yesterday and it just felt….toneless. https://t.co/pVGh2keJOi
— Ann⁷ (@AquarianPopper) January 31, 2022
Not millions of people that died, not kids becoming orphans, not the people that lost their jobs etc etc. It is all about Sara not working during the pandemic while releasing films in that very pandemic. https://t.co/EwqG3APr2i
— khal (@beardious) January 30, 2022
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On the other hand, there were people who expressed that just because Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor come from privilege doesn’t mean their struggle means any less.
actors have a shelf life , they lost 2y from prime of their respective career , what’s wrong in her comment ?
— Ankit🇮🇳 (@log2ankit) January 30, 2022
everyone have career losses during the pandemic and they’re not exception. she just said they as contemporaries understand it and so bond over eo’s thoughts regarding. what’s in their to hate or laugh on it ? idk.
— tessa🕊 (@swagpataudi) January 30, 2022
So if you come from privilege, you cannot have career loss? Is this a joke?
She was asked what binds her & Janhvi together. She replied that both of them having had career-defining projects scrapped and delayed coz of the pandemic, is what made them bond. As simple as that.
— ريا (@Tzama98) January 30, 2022
When already actresses have less time in the industry whatever she said isn’t very wrong.Stop making fuss of every random statements when what she said was a completely harmless one.Ismein itna over react karne ka kya hai?!
— Tina♠️ High on Arylie🏃🏽♀️ (@Zehenaseeb) January 30, 2022
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