"This is the worst tourist behaviour"
In a video shared with her 6 million Instagram followers, Adah Sharma sang and danced next to a British guard stationed at Windsor Castle.
But while some of her fans called the actress “cute”, others criticised Adah for her behaviour.
In the video, which was initially shared on her Instagram Story, Adah could be seen singing ‘Shake It Like Shammi’ from her film Hasee Toh Phasee.
Adah played Sidharth Malhotra’s fiancée in the film.
In the video, the actress sings and dances before the guard abruptly marches off.
Netizens were not impressed by the actress’ video and flocked to the comments section to share their thoughts.
One user wrote: “This is really bad, not funny, have some manners.”
Another added: “This is the worst tourist behaviour, so embarrassing.”
A third commented: “Why would you do this? Have some respect.”
In the caption of the video, which has amassed over 90k likes, Adah responded to the backlash and wrote:
“Friends and my dear countrymen, lend me your ears.
“Photography was allowed here and this video was shot with full assent taken from all quarters.
“The tourism campaign team asked me to sing a song. I chose to sing in Hindi.
“This video was shot pre-Covid times.”
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Meanwhile, the actress recently revealed that she is ready to explore new genres.
Adah, who is trained in Silambam, a weapon-based Indian martial art, believes that female-centric action films will be the next big thing in the industry.
She said: “Times have changed today.
“All kinds of subjects and stories are being adapted into films.
“And thankfully, action as a genre is being re-explored with newer nuances, much like Hollywood.
“Action films are now being specially designed for girls too.
“This is going to be a big transformation.”
On the work front, Adah Sharma has been a part of the film industry for over a decade.
The actress made her debut in 2008 with the horror film 1920.
Adah was last seen in Commando 3, which was the third instalment of the Commando film series.
She starred in the film alongside Vidyut Jammwal and Angira Dhar, with Gulshan Devaiah portraying the antagonist.
Adah Sharma has also featured in several web shows and music videos.
Despite her body of work, the actress is often recognised and criticised by netizens for her unapologetically bold style.