Actor and brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra was an anti-fireworks campaigner, pleading with her fans to “Skip the crackers this Deepawali”, especially on behalf of asthmatics.
On Saturday night, the skies over Jodhpur exploded with fireworks in celebration of her wedding to American singer and actor Nick Jonas.
Twitter exploded with charges of hypocrisy.
“So basically diwali crackers create problem and wedding celebration crackers add oxygen!!” said Twitter user Mahesh Watharkar. “I think @priyankachopra asthma gone a day before wedding,” tweeted Ayaan Lokesh. Another user asked if the Rajasthan Police had taken action against the couple.
This year, the Supreme Court had limited the bursting of crackers to two hours on Deepawali day, and also permitted only “safe and green” firecrackers in Delhi.
“Dear @Cipla_Global your brand ambassador @priyankachopra does exactly what she tells us not to do on Diwali, on your behalf. Can’t wait to hear your response and action. No action would definitely mean choosing other brands over you where possible,” tweeted travel blogger and author Anuradha Goyal.