Actor Milind Soman is often seen promoting health and fitness on Instagram. That’s not it, given the fact that he is a fitness fanatic, he even urges his million followers to lead a healthy lifestyle and is also seen sharing some fitness tips with them. Nonetheless, the Bajirao Mastani actor recently got slammed by netizens for advocating the same. Well, to give a better view, on Friday, Milind Soman took to his Instagram account to share an old video where he made a saree-clad woman do 10 pushups for a selfie. In the caption, he explained that a woman approached her for a selfie but when he asked for 10 push-ups, without being hesitant about the place, outfit and people, the woman got down to business. He then obliged the woman with a ‘good selfie’.
Though his intentions were good; however, netizens felt it a little inappropriate and called out on him for the same. Soman wrote, “One of my favourite pushups for selfie people! I was in a small street market, I think it was in Raipur, eating some local yum stuff, and this lady asked for a selfie. As soon as I said 10 pushups she was on the ground and started even before I switched on the camera !! No problem with saree, no problem with people around, no problem with never having done pushups ever, no excuses at all :) Sometimes, all the fitness you need, to be able to live a better life, or get the things you want, is the ability to say YES, I CAN DO THIS . . . And yes, I took a really nice selfie with her on her own phone :)”
After seeing the post, a user wrote, “Doing push-ups for fitness is definitely good but you making a woman do push-ups for doing a selfish with you on the road is not done. Tell me what's good about it” while another one asked him to be a little mindful of the person’s fitness history as the user wrote, “While your intent for making her do physical exercise is great, u have no idea whether suddenly telling someone to do push-ups at this age without prior experience in it can also cause her an injury - suggest u refrain from randomly asking ppl for push-ups without knowing their fitness levels. Perhaps a simple on the spot jogging could be more sensible.”
As some were not happy with his act, some applauded him for the same. There some users who were asked the same shared their experience with Milind. ALSO READ: Milind Soman Raises Questions On Classification Of Black Fungus As Epidemic; Netizens Have Mixed Reactions
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