Aditi Bhatia commenced her career as a child artist, featuring in films like Vivah, Shootout at Lokhandwala, The Train, and Chance Pe Dance. Her recognition surged as an adult with a prominent role in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Additionally, she has appeared in several television comedy shows.
Amid the persisting dispute concerning the Maldives, Aditi shared vacation pictures from her December trip to the island nation. However, her post attracted severe backlash, leading her to delete it from Instagram. Screenshots capturing criticisms aimed at her swiftly circulated across the internet.
One netizen remarked, “No Maldives, Only Lakshadweep,” while another urged, “Lakshadweep ki taraf rukh kariye (Turn your attention towards Lakshadweep now).” Another comment read, “Tumko mana kiya tha naa Maldives jaane se (Had asked you not to visit Maldives).” Numerous Instagram users expressed “Boycott Maldives” on her now-deleted post.
The outrage directed at the Maldives commenced after certain ministers from the island nation made derogatory remarks about India and Prime Minister Modi following his sharing of images and videos from his Lakshadweep trip. Social media users responded by advocating for Lakshadweep as an alternate vacation destination to Maldives, promoting the hashtag #BoycottMaldives.
In response to the outcry, numerous Indians took to social media to announce the cancellation of their Maldives vacation plans. Several Bollywood celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, Sara Ali Khan, and Kangana Ranaut, suggested Lakshadweep as a viable tourism alternative amid the ongoing controversy.