We often get to hear about racial discrimination or racism but the seriousness of the issue affects us only when we or on the receiving end. Who knows it better than actor Vivek Dahiya who recently became a victim of racial discrimination?
Yes, you read that right!
The very talented actor, Vivek Dahiya recently faced an awful encounter with immigration officials at the Budapest airport while returning from a family holiday. As per reports it has been told that while the “Yeh Hai Mohabattein” actor was waiting with his wife, Divyanka Tripathi in the queue to board the flight, the officials instead of following the rule gave preference to a group of 15 Americans who were standing behind them. This completely irked the actor and he couldn’t resist sharing it.
Talking to an esteemed daily, Vivek shared about the incident and said, “I have been traveling since I was 18 and have studied in the UK for seven years. Over the last 14 years, I’ve never faced such an issue. Budapest is the first city where I faced discrimination. There were a few small incidents in the first few days, but I shrugged them off thinking that they were either coincidences or the locals were not warm. However, I soon realised that they chose to behave in a certain way towards outsiders. The preferential treatment at the airport made it all the more worse.”
He further went on to say, “And then, when you return home, you realise that it’s no different here. We are obsessed with fair skin and give preference to Westerners over our own countrymen. Every country should treat tourists and their own citizens equally. Preferential treatment of any kind and on any basis shouldn’t be tolerated.”
Divyanka and Vivek, who got married recently in July, this year, are one of the most loved couples of television. They met each other on the sets of their show “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein” but little did they know that this show would get them closer and that they would eventually end up marrying each other.
Recently, the cute couple was keeping in news after their dance videos from a birthday bash went viral on the internet. In the videos, the two were seen shaking their legs on hit Bollywood numbers. If you haven’t seen those videos yet, check them out here: