Mumbai: Indian hockey player Vandana Katariya’s family has been facing casteist treatment from a section of the society. Ever since the Indian women’s hockey team lost to Argentina at the Tokyo Olympics on August 4, reportedly some men gathered outside Vandana Katariya’s house and hurled casteist slurs at her family.
Known personalities have condemned this act on their social media and showed their support to Vandana Katariya and her family. Ayushmann Khurrana is one such celebrity who slammed this act. Sharing a picture of Vandana on his Instagram story, the ‘Anek’ actor wrote, “Hurling casteist slurs on someone who has given her all for the nation is the worst form of disrespect. This has to STOP NOW!”
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Earlier, Swara Bhasker also showed her support and tweeted, “We shouldn’t need the #Olympics committee to tell us to take care of our fellow- citizens and sportspeople! Shameful what has happened to #VandanaKatariya .. we are a diseased society.”
On a related note, the Indian women’s hockey team has missed out on a chance of winning a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Though they could not bring home the medal, they sure have inspired many girls to dream big in the field of sports.
Meanwhile, speaking about Ayushmann Khurrana, he will be next seen featuring in Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Anek’, Gattu Kapoor’s ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ opposite Vaani Kapoor and ‘Doctor G’.
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