apna Choudhary, a popular Haryanvi dancer and stage performer hit the headlines when some news agencies declared her joining in the Congress party. The BJP supporters on social media went on posting morphed pictures of her with utmost slang.
What hurts me the most is the level of abuses hurled by the BJP supporters on social media, forgetting the fact that everyone has their choice of the profession they chose! This young lady had a big battle to reach this peak.
She belongs to a middle-class Jat family. Her father died at a very young age leaving three kids and ailing wife. She lost her father at the age of 12 and she was in school by then. Poverty and father’s loss forced her to fight for the family needs being the eldest of all siblings. She started dancing to provide financial support to her family. Sapna started her dancing career at the age of 12. During 2012-2013, she started doing stage shows and she roughly earned any money. She earned no money for her first stage show. She was offered some tips and food. The audiences showed their madness for her performance but at such a young age, keeping herself safe in the world of scavengers was a real challenge for her. The days were passing and her demand was growing. After that, she was paid Rs 3,000 in her next stage performance. Her income was very low (Rs 3,000-Rs 10,000) during that period. She had to feed four members in that income. Life was just hand to mouth. At times, we become moral police but never share social responsibility towards such young strugglers. Imagine the amount of fracas she had to go through to run her family. The needs of her family were growing beyond just two-time meals. She needed more money to support her household and she started doing a lot of shows.
Because of her incredible talent, she started gaining a lot of attention and popularity. Words spread around quickly and everyone wanted to see her dancing and singing in their private and public shows. Everybody was full of acclaim for her. Every age group was her fan. Everybody wanted her to perform on parties, functions, ceremonies, and other programs. She started performing in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, New Delhi, and wherever she got a chance. The social media played a very important role in spreading her talent. Her dance videos went viral with millions of likes and shares. Sapna, the dancer cum singer, came into limelight when her videos got circulated on different social media platforms. The popularity comes with a lot of baggage; one day, she came in controversy by consuming poison in her attempt to commit suicide and was admitted to hospital. According to the reports, the singer was depressed after two cases were registered against her for hurting the Dalit community during a stage performance and she was being harassed online. We all are born human but we are not always humane. The guy was not punished for provoking the bright young blood to commit suicide. Though suicide is an act of cowards but I can feel her situation and the reason behind such extreme decision. However, no one took the boys in the account for harassing her; rather, there were frequent attacks on her. Well! I have already written that she is a born struggler. She recovered from the trauma and got back to the stage.
After the popularity of her dance, she formed an orchestra group and became never stoppable. She is strong and completely independent. People from all over the country are convinced of her killer dance moves and performances. She has become more famous on social media after participating in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss’.
Previously, Sapna Choudhary was only seen in the traditional outfits, but now she has become a style statement. Seeing her glamorous transformation, her fans are also overwhelmed. Recently, Sapna Choudhary made a tattoo ‘Desi Queen’ on her back and this desi queen certainly knows how to grab the attention of her audience. Here she got the new title as “Desi Queen’.
There are so many dancers and artists already in BJP who once used to entertain people of India. However, ignoring all those performers in BJP as workers, Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh went all lows with his suggestions and comments like Sonia Gandhi and Sapna Chaudhary belong to the same profession and culture and, hence, Rahul Gandhi should consider marrying the stage performer. He further said that the Congress President, like his father, should accept the Haryana-based dancer as his wife. He further said that the best part is both the mother and daughter-in-law would share the same profession and culture.
You can imagine the standards of the BJP leaders by such utterances. PM Modi boasts about Beti Bachao and his very own leaders go to every extent to tarnish the image of a woman just because she is rumoured to be joining the opposition political party.
Though! Choudhary has not joined politics but if she would have contested the Lok Sabha elections from Mathura against Hema Malini of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the defeat of BJP was inevitable. Mathura has a dominant Jat presence and Choudhary hails from the same background. She would have been the perfect candidate for the prestigious seat and can give a tough contest to Hema Malini and her one bold move in politics might have given sleepless nights to BJP. The party supporters were seen rattled just because of this very reason. They were seeing their defeat just with one rumour of Sapna joining politics.
BJP supporters have slanged a successful young lady with great struggle because there was news of her joining politics. Meanwhile, Sapna Choudhary gave clarification to media that she had met Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and is also in contact with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Manoj Tiwari. She also said that her pictures with Priyanka Gandhi are old.
Hope the abusive army of BJP and its leader bite their own tongue for going berserk on Sapna. Hope they have the courtesy to apologise to her. However, I am sure they are the people with a blindfold and not brains.
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