7th January 2024: Bollywood Celebrities’ Shift in Vacation Spot: Lakshadweep Over Maldives
Maldives, a beloved getaway for Bollywood stars, witnessed an increasing trend of visits by celebrities, be it for birthdays or leisure escapes. This trend surged notably in the past 2-3 years. Notable figures like Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Jhanvi Kapoor, and Mouni Roy often shared their picturesque Maldives escapades on social media. However, amidst a brewing dispute between India and Maldives, a shift in Bollywood’s affection towards the Maldives seems to be underway.
The India-Maldives Dispute: Bollywood’s Stance on Lakshadweep
The escalating tension emerged when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lakshadweep triggered a backlash from Maldivian leaders who made derogatory remarks about Indians. In a show of support for PM Modi’s Lakshadweep visit and a stance against the Maldivian leaders’ comments, several Indian celebrities, including Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, voiced their objection on social media platforms. This solidarity led to more stars like Tiger Shroff, Jhanvi Kapoor, John Abraham, and Shraddha Kapoor championing Lakshadweep as a potential new favorite destination for Bollywood’s elite.
Bollywood Celebs Embrace Lakshadweep: Stars’ Views on the Scenic Gem
Celebrity endorsements for Lakshadweep flooded social media platforms. John Abraham hailed the Indian hospitality and marine life, advocating for Lakshadweep as a must-visit destination. Shraddha Kapoor expressed her inclination towards exploring the Indian islands, while Tiger Shroff lauded the beauty and culture of Lakshadweep, echoing PM Modi’s sentiments. Jhanvi Kapoor expressed eagerness to explore the captivating beauty of the Indian islands, while Esha Gupta longed to return to the mesmerizing beaches of Lakshadweep.