Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been heavily criticised on social media after being spotted “smiling” at the funeral of megastar Sridevi.
She was photographed outside the Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai on Wednesday where several celebrities came to pay their last respects to the iconic actress who died on Saturday in Dubai.
However, Jacqueline was caught smiling presumably while greeting a colleague, and the grinning was considered inappropriate at the sombre event and she is getting trolled for it.
Before cremation, Sridevi’s mortal remains were kept in Celebration Sports Club for three hours. Sridevi died due to “accidental drowning,” in her hotel room in UAE on Saturday night.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Rekha, Vidya Balan, Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput, Hema Malini and her daughter Esha Deol, and several other celebrities paid tribute to Sridevi as did Jacqueline.
But the actress’ vibrant grin is what Twitter found rather distasteful. Jacqueline has been deemed as “shameless” and “insane” for what the internet presumed as disrespect at Sridevi’s meet.
Some opined that Jacqueline probably was solely bothered about media coverage and attended the meet as an act of formality.
“If you don’t have respect for departed soul then avoid going for last rites just for the sake of media coverage,” wrote one user.
Some even said that she is not from India so maybe she doesn’t know the reaction towards the funeral. However, some users said that she forgot that she was not going to an award show with a big smile.
If you don’t have respect for departed soul then avoid going for last rites just for the sake of media coverage. There was nothing to smile. #Sridevi was not only a actress but she was an institution of acting. A legend! Respect her.
— Subrat Saurabh (@ChickenBiryanii) February 28, 2018
@Asli_Jacqueline shame on u.god such shameless ppl who use legend dead for media n attention.
— aishwarya fan🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@GODDESash) February 28, 2018
OMG . jacquline Why are you smiling ?😡
— Rahul khan (@rahulkhana655) February 28, 2018
shame on u @Asli_Jacqueline you are smiling as if u are in a fun event . really shameless
— The Eh Factor (@trevias_azuis) February 28, 2018
Is @Asli_Jacqueline insane or just don’t care or don’t realize she is at a funeral ?? smiling as if she is at an award show. If you are not sad don’t visit to show ur USELESS formalities #Sridevifuneral #RIPSridevi #Fake #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/1j8tZFm9yE
— Deep S Singh (@deep20ss) February 28, 2018
— Radha Gokhale (@radhagokhale) February 28, 2018