Bollywood veteran Hema Malini has come under fire on social media after she referred to Bihu as a festival of Bihar during a Tweet. Bihu is a major harvest festival celebrated in Assam and parts of Northeast India.
The actress was quick to realize her mistake and took to Twitter to apologize for her comments. She tweeted, “Sorry for the wrong mention of the state in which Bihu is celebrated. It is indeed celebrated with great joy in Assam.”
However, her apology did little to quell the backlash, with many social media users slamming her for her ignorance about Indian festivals and cultures.
This is not the first time that Hema Malini has found herself in hot water for her comments. In 2019, she was criticized for her insensitive comments about the deadly floods that had ravaged parts of Assam.
The incident has once again highlighted the need for public figures to be more mindful of their words and actions, especially in a diverse and culturally rich country like India.
Bihu is a major festival in Assam, celebrated with much fanfare and is an integral part of the state’s culture. The festival marks the end of the harvesting season and is a time of great joy and celebration for the people of Assam.
The festival is celebrated with various cultural programs, including traditional dances, music, and feasting. Bihu is also an occasion for families and friends to come together and celebrate the harvest season.
While Hema Malini’s comments may have been unintentional, they have caused hurt and anger among the people of Assam. It is important for public figures to educate themselves about the diverse cultures and festivals of India and avoid making such mistakes in the future.