Aishwaryaa Performed Worse Than a Beginner’
Superstar Rajnikanth’s daughter Aishwaryaa Dhanush’s Bharatnatyam performance at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the eve of International Women’s Day has received severe criticism from Indian dancers’ community.
Several acclaimed dancers and dance aficionados have taken to social media to vent their anger, calling Aishwaryaa’s performance “pathetic”. They opined that despite lacking expertise, she was given the opportunity to perform on the international dais only because she was Rajni’s daughter.
Acclaimed dancer Anita Ratnam, who is trained in Bharatanatyam, shared a snippet of Aishwaryaa’s dance performance on Facebook and wrote: “This is what bharatanatyam becomes… A caricature and a farce!”.
The video went viral in no time and Aishwaryaa’s performance received flak from dance community. Another dancer reportedly told media, “Her postures and footwork are terrible. She has performed worse than a beginner in Bharatnatyam.
Aishwaryaa, who is a trained dancer in Bharatanatyam, is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women to promote gender equality in India. She has not yet responded to these allegations.