Spiritual leader Sri Sir Ravi Shankar landed in trouble for sharing his views on homosexuality at an event. A student asked Sri Sri to guide him so that he can handle his friends and family who are not very happy about his sexual orientation. Surprisingly, the leader had a similar reaction to this and he shared,”You don't think you are sick or something is wrong with you. If you stand up, nobody can insult you, but...if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better."
He further added,”This is your tendency now...know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. I've seen many men who were gay later turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal, who are called straight people, end up being gay later in life”.
Leading Bollywood ladies Sonam and Alia have strongly expressed their dispproval over the spiritual leaders recent comments on homosexuality and took to Twitter to share the same.
Calling the comments ‘irresponsible’ Sonam tweeted,’Homosexuality is not a ‘tendency’ it’s something you are born as and is absolutely NORMAL. To tell someone you can change is irresponsible.” She added: “WTF is wrong with god men, if you want to learn something about Hinduism and culture it’s better to follow @HindolSengupta & @devduttmyth’.
If you haven't already, check the tweets right here!
Sonam’s pal Alia supported the actress and re-tweeted it as,’ OMG kinda moment!’.
You go girls! Sonam is one of the very few leading ladies from the B-town who has openly supported the LGBT community in the past and she continues to do so. In May 2016, the actress had shared,”"It’s a basic human right. It’s not about lesbian, gay, male, female or transsexual. It’s about being able to be who you want to be and being somebody who is just themselves. I have advocated that from the beginning of my career."
Other Bollywood celebrities who also support the cause of LGBT community are Farhan Akhtar, Celina Jaitley, Aditi Rao Hydari, Purab Kohli, Nandita Das, Kirron Kher, Madhur Bhandarkar and singer Anushka Manchanda.