16:46 GMT20 January 2021
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    The social media accounts of Bollywood celebs are buzzing with picturesque photos of them enjoying the sunset in the Maldives, flaunting their bikini bodies as they soak in the Sun, or experiencing underwater adventures. Some have also posted videos of them taking COVID-19 tests as they returned to film sets or planned to travel abroad.

    Netizens have taken a dig at Indian celebrities flaunting holidays in the Maldives, at a time when thousands of people in India are dying daily due to the coronavirus.

    Some of these celebs include Taapsee Pannu, Katrina Kaif, Tara Sutaria, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, and many others. 

    While Indian journalist Barkha Dutt tweeted that she just couldn't bear to see one more sun-kissed, rippled water image from there while COVID numbers surge and jobs plummet, actor-comedian Vir Das took a jab at them and said, "Just once...I'd like to see someone from the Maldives post a selfie from Lokhandwala (a place in Mumbai) with the hashtag #wanderlust".

    For the past month Bollywood celebrities have been posted videos of them undergoing COVID tests, which didn't go down well with netizens.

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    ​Actor Vir Das too appealed to celebrities not to post videos of their COVID-19 tests on social media as it" "not engaging content". 

    When one user commented that fans might get inspired watching their celebrities undergoing COVID tests, Vir explained that it might surely encourage people to get the test but one should not think that they've achieved some spectacular feat by doing so, and to instead thank the frontline workers battlng the virus.

    Many netizens took to Twitter to express their displeasure over this.


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