Chennai, Mar 12 (tamilnaducentral): Aishwarya Dhanush who performed at the UN on the occasion of International Women’s Day has been trolled by netizens. The bharatanatyam performance by Aishwarya Dhanush invited flak from all seasoned exponents of the dance form. She received praise only from Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Daughter of Rajinikanth and wife of Dhanush, Aishwarya is to direct her second film. It is a sports biopic on Mariyappan Thangavelu.
She is the Goodwill Ambassador of UN. She was invited to render a Bharatanatyam performance at UN. She tweeted about the honour and pleasure to stage the dance before an international audience. The event was widely televised. She chose a few poems including Vairamuthu’s ‘Avasara Thalattu’, a lullaby by a mother who is in a hurry to go for work. Vairamuthu who released the poem after the dance recital said that the poem had an international appeal. He said that when Aishwarya Dhanush danced to this poem, there was a standing ovation. Aishwarya also danced to the song sung by M S Subbalakshmi on world peace.Vairamuthu also reminded us that A R Rahman rendered his poem on World Peace at the UN platform last year.
As the dance recital began, exponents of the dance form watched with horror. Her new generation bharatanatyam made everyone take to Twitter and Facebook. The video clip of the dance performance was trolled and memes went viral.
The general opinion was that the political backing to the star daughter had put her on a platform that she did not deserve. A news story telecast in Asianet TV said that the whole dance was choreographed by noted dance exponent Anita Ratnam.
Anita wrote on her FB page -” the AISHWARYA DHANUSH UN DANCE FIASCO as CHOREOGRAPHED OR ATTRIBUTED TO ME!!!!!!! This news has come from a colleague in the US. I am neither a friend nor an acquaintance of the person and have NOTHING TO DO WITH HER APPEARANCE AT THE UN on WOMEN’S DAY on March 8th (sic),” She captioned the dance video as” The pathetic state of Bharatanatyam at the UN.”
Actor-director Parthiban said on FB – Now I know why #SuchitraKarthick is angry! The pathetic state of Bharatanatyam at the United Nations by Aishwaryaa.R.Dhanush. Thanks to nepotism of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (#BJP) government. Aishwarya’s guru should be banned! If Anita R Ratnam see this she will bombard and explode! ஆட தெரியாதவ கூடம் பத்திலைனாளாம்! எங்கும் அரசியல், சிபாரிசு… தகுதியற்றோர்க்கு இடம் கொடுத்தால் இப்படிதான்…
A post with the video -Aishwarya Dhanush Vs Sivaji @UN General Assembly