Filmmaker Aishwaryaa Dhanush has been drawing a lot of flak for her Bharatnatyam dance recital at the UN headquarters on International Women’s Day. It all seemed to have started with versatile dancer Anita Ratnam ridiculing her performance and calling it ‘pathetic.’
“The pathetic state of Bharatanatyam at the UN,” she captioned the snippet video of Aishwaryaa’s dance performance. Soon it went viral and gave way to a lot of internet trolls. She also posted a statement on her Facebook page rubbishing a news story which allegedly claimed that she choreographed Aishwaryaa’s stage show at the UN.
“…the AISHWARYA DHANUSH UN DANCE FIASCO as CHOREOGRAPHED OR ATTRIBUTED TO ME!!!!!!! This news has come from a colleague in the US. I am neither a friend or an acquaintance of the person and have NOTHING TO DO WITH HER APPEARANCE AT THE UN on WOMEN’S DAY on March 8th (sic),” she wrote on her Facebook page.
Anita also thanked others for their support and views. She said, “We have to find solutions and ways to combat such pathetic representations of India’s culture overseas..”
#aishwaryadhanush whats that thing she did on stage, still trying to figure out, need to call UN scientist to explain
— Sri (@skept_opt) March 11, 2017