A couple of days ago, a video went viral in which a woman forcibly teaching a crying kid. The video was shared by many Whats app groups and many Facebook pages.
In that video which took the internet by storm, a three-year-old was seen crying who couldn’t learn the numbers as asked by her mother. The way she was scolded and taught was rather disturbing and very painful.
The video was shared by cricketing stars like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Robin Uthappa and Yuvraj Singhn who appealed to the public to not indulge in such child abuse.
But you’ll be surprised to know that this child is Bollywood singer-composer Toshi’s 3-year-old niece, Haya. Toshi and Sharib Sabri are Bollywood singers who shot to fame after giving their voice for the movie Raaz: The Mystery Continues.
Now, Toshi has reacted to the whole matter calling the Viral Video his ‘family video’ and slammed Virat Kohli and others in the like for sharing it.
In an interview with HT, Toshi said that the video was made for their Family Whatsapp Group. He said, “Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan don’t know about us. Hamare bachche ke bare mein humein pata hai naah ki hamara bacha kaisa hai! Uska nature hai waisa… Agle hi pal woh khelne chali jaati hai. Agar aap usko chod do toh woh kahengi main mazzak kar rahi thi. Uske nature ki wajah se chod denge toh woh padai bhi nahi kar paayengi. (We know about our child better. Haya’s nature is such that after being scolded, the next minute she runs off to play. But, because of her nature if we don’t push her, she won’t study.)”
He said that the video was a personal message amongst family members and was not meant to be circulated. Toshi said, “Woh video ek maa ka video hai, apne bhai aur husband ko dikhaane ke liye banaya tha, ki bachchi bahut ziddi ho gayi hai. (The video was made by the child’s mother, who wanted to show her brother and husband that how stubborn the girl has become).”
And while everyone saw the mother slapping Haya too, Toshi defends her saying, “The homework she gets in nursery, of learning numbers, she’ll never be able to learn. Woh jo rona hota hain, woh us moment ke liye tha taaki uski maa use padaaye na aur khelne de. Chota bachcha hai 2.5-3 saal ka. (All the crying was for that moment so that her mother doesn’t make her study and let her play. Haya is just about 3 years old). It’s not a big issue. Har ghar mein bachon ki alag zidd hoti hai, alag-alag tareeke ke bachche hote hain. [Ye] bachchi bahut zyada ziddi hai [lekin] humari laadli hai. (In every house there are different kind of children. Ours is a very stubborn child but is extremely dear to us)”.
“Ek maa ki mamta hai, judgment nahi kar sakte hain. Jisne usko 9 months kokh mein rakha hai. Ab agar bachche zidd karenge toh unko padana likhana chod dein kya? Bachon ko paalna asaan nahi hota.”