Ranveer Singh got trolled with hashtag ‘#YoRanveerSoPoor’ for his comments that they were poor when he was young and his family had to save money for US vacations. One Twitter user wrote, “If making annual trips abroad in the 90s was the doings of the poor, we need new adjectives for the economic status of 65% of our country’s population. #YoRanveerSoPoor.”
Ranveer Singh is a superstar today and one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood. Fans also love his quirkiness and his devil-may-care attitude. However in an interview with Conde Nast Traveller, Ranveer probably put his foot in his mouth by taking about the “hardships” of his younger days.
While its a well-known fact that Ranveer belongs to a well-to-do family, and has done his education abroad, Ranveer said that his family didn’t have much money when he was growing up, he lamented that they could only travel to only a few countries.
“We didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. So my parents would save up and save up for that one big summer holiday abroad; I remember going to Indonesia, Singapore, Italy, but most often it was the US – we had a lot of family there. And December was always Goa with my grandparents,” he told the magazine.
And that opened the floodgates on social media, and pretty soon the hastag “YoRanveerSoPoor” was trending, with several sarcastic remarks.
After all India is still a poor country and taking a holiday itself (let alone an international one) means your financial situation is not that bad, compared to millions of other people in the country.
Here are some of the best tweets (funny, sarcastic) directed at the superstar’s “poverty”:
#YoRanveerSoPoor that he couldn’t afford to have a designer wear. Instead he was wearing some old movie posters😉😂 pic.twitter.com/9GdM8ubJ1r
— Nitish Pal (@me_NITISH100) May 6, 2018
#YoRanveerSoPoor that he didnt have enough contacts to get himself a Dharma contract for his debut and so was forced to settle for a YRF contract. pic.twitter.com/QQ2Cv8DKa0
— Od (@odshek) May 4, 2018
ME asking Ranveer why u call urself an outsider nd poor??
— ABHINAV DWIVEDI (@Abhi9_dwivedi) May 5, 2018