Diya Aur Baati Hum actor Deepika Singh goyal, best known for playing Sandhya in the series Diya Aur Baati Hum, has been severely criticized on social media after she posed for pictures beside an uprooted tree amid heavy rains in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai.
People are dying due to the cyclone and you are enjoying this. What a shame,” netizens said after Deepika shared pictures from her ‘Cyclone Tauktae photoshoot’ in several posts on Instagram on May 17.
Dressed in a printed outfit, Deepika posed for pictures beside an uprooted tree and said in the caption of her post, “You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself, embrace the nature and its gloomy moods because the storm will pass.”
She also added that the “tree fell right outside my house, nobody got hurt but while putting it away from my door, Rohit and I managed to take few pictures to remember Cyclone Tauktae.” Rohit Raj Goyal is Deepika’s husband.
Having fun,” Deepika said as she danced amid the heavy rains in the Maharashtra capital.
Social media users were furious as Deepika shared the pictures and most of them trolled her for rejoicing amid severe devastation in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae.
“I’m sorry but stupidly posing with a fallen tree during a cyclone is hazardous. I heard that people died. It’s unsafe and unnecessary. You don’t need motivation from people like these,” a comment on Twitter reads.
Another user added, “I’m cringing.”
A few fans of the actor nonetheless, showered praises on her. One wrote ” how you’re soo calming and cute love you always looking so wonderful and gorgeous my diva! My inspiration lots of love to you stay happy always and smiling too stay safe lots of love to you beautiful”
The landfall process of the eye of the extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae hit the Gujarat coast in the Saurashtra region between Diu and Una. Four people were killed in Gujarat as cyclone Tauktae pounded parts of the state and left behind a trail of destruction along the western coast. Mumbai, meanwhile, was ravaged by heavy rains due to the cyclone on Monday.
Eight people also died in the Cyclone Tauktae-hit coastal and surrounding Malnad districts of Karnataka.