Famous Radio Jockey and presenter Malishka Mendonsa and her colleagues have become victims of online trolls after their dance video went viral on social media.
In the video, RJ Malishka and her colleague can be seen dancing in front of the Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, who was connecting through the screen.
Malishka posted the video of her interview with Neeraj Chopra. The video shows the RJ and her colleagues dancing to the “Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri’ song from the 1957 film ‘Naya Daur’, and the 23-year-old gold medalist can be seen smiling while watching their dance performance.
Malishka tweeted the video with a caption, “Ladiesssss..Yes I got the hard-hitting, deep answers too but..Take the first 4 secs before the cam moves to the zoom call to guess who we are dancing for Smiling face with halo 😉 #udejabjabzulfeinteri and then tell me I did it for all of us smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes #gold #olympics #neerajchopra @RedFMIndia @RedFM_Mumbai.”
Ladiesssss..Yes I got the hard hitting, deep answers too but..Take the first 4 secs before the cam moves to the zoom call to guess who we are dancing for😇 ;) #udejabjabzulfeinteri and then tell me I did it for all of us😄 #gold #olympics #neerajchopra @RedFMIndia @RedFM_Mumbai pic.twitter.com/SnEJ99MK31— Mumbai Ki Rani (@mymalishka) August 19, 2021
When the video surfaced on the Internet, it didn’t go down well with netizens. Many users accused her of making the gold medalist ‘uncomfortable’ while many slammed the RJ for unprofessional behavior.
Check out comments:
Dear @mymalishka— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) August 19, 2021
How would your feminist self react if a female athlete was shown a dance by 5-6 male RJs on "ude jab jab zulfein teri" & by the end they asked her "zyaada to nahi cheda na aapko humne" ??
Please answer since you've been quite vocal on idea of gender equality
Ugggh! Cringe max. So basically you are perpetuating the stereotype that the man is the real achiever and women are mere mujrewalis dancing to get his attention! How sick and sexist is this. Also, you guys can’t dance to save your life.— Shefali Vaidya. 🇮🇳 (@ShefVaidya) August 20, 2021
Look guys, this is what Forced laughter means ! 😭 pic.twitter.com/qcZ1jnJJmi— ° (@anubhav__tweets) August 19, 2021
This is DÌSGUSTING to say the least.— Neta Ji (@AapGhumaKeLeL0) August 19, 2021
You may not have any shàme, but at least respect his stature and dignity.
A few people also said, "When neeraj doesn't have any problem with it why are u bringing this nonsense..its all in good intention..just enjoy"
When neeraj doesn't have any problem with it why are u bringing this nonsense..its all in good intention..just enjoy— The Prodigal Child 🇮🇳 (@TheProdigalChi2) August 19, 2021
Dude this is called fun… you won’t understand with the kind of propaganda in your mind all the time!!!— Inderipcee (@inderipcee) August 20, 2021
Notably, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has become the first Indian athlete to win gold and India’s second-ever individual Olympic gold medalist after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who won the gold medal in Beijing 2008.