Yami Gautam accused of disrespecting Assamese Gamosa, actress says “My Reaction Was Simply Self Defense”

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Bollywood actress Yami Gautam who will be next seen in ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ was in Assam yesterday (March 1) to inaugurate the Great Guwahati Marathon.

Yami Gautam accused of disrespecting Assamese Gamosa

At Guwahati Airport, an excited fan tried to welcome Yami Gautam by putting an Assamese gamosa, a traditional scarf, around her neck without taking her permission. The actress, who was unaware about the fan’s intent, pushed his hand away.

A video of the same is doing the rounds on social media. Yami was slammed on social media for ‘disrespecting’ the traditional garment of the state.

Yami Gautam accused of disrespecting Assamese Gamosa

Responding to a tweet by an Assamese media outlet, Yami clarified that her action was simply self defense.

Sharing her side on Twitter, Yami Gautam wrote, “My reaction was simply self defense. As a woman,if I am uncomfortable with anyone getting too close to me, I or any other girl has every right to express it. I Dint’ intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments but it’s very important to voice out a behavior, inappropriate in any manner.”

In another tweet, Yami Gautam wrote, “This is my third visit to Assam.I have always expressed my love towards Assamese culture & people. It’s insensitive to react to a single-sided story & spread hate. I am present here, in this beautiful state for an important event & shall always keep coming back .Peace & Respect.”

Later, she also posted a picture in which she’s seen wearing ‘gamosa’ at the flagging off of the Great Guwahati Marathon 2020. Her post reads, “Had a great time flagging off ‘Great Guwahati Marathon’ -2020 ! Was so good to see so many smiling faces & hence could feel the love ! Thank you for this beautiful ‘Japi’ & ‘Gamosa’.

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On the career front, she will next be seen in upcoming film ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ opposite Vikrant Massey. The film is slated to release later this year.