Mumbai: Shilpa Shetty, who was the first one from Bollywood to introduce the concept of Yoga DVDs in India and had once considered Baba Ramdev as her Guru, has changed her stand. The lady had sought Baba’s blessings before launching her yoga DVD and had gifted him with one of those as a token of love.
But now, Shilpa seems to have had differences with her yoga mentor. She is of the opinion that Baba is politically driven. She feels there is no need to agitate in the manner he held a campaign at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.
Talking to a daily, Shilpa said, "I don`t support what he`s done and the manner in which things have been carried out. As an Indian citizen living in a democracy it is my right to practice, live and voice my opinion. And Baba Ramdev has the same right. I support his theory that corruption should be reduced but I don`t know if I can support the way he`s doing it.”
The actress expressed her heartfelt sympathy towards those men and women who were brutally beaten up on the fateful night.
“Each one of us has the capacity and capability to deal with corruption in our own individual way. It`s sad and traumatic to see so many people affected —women and children hurt... All this is a bit gory for me, and I can`t support it. I am upset with the way the whole thing was carried out. I support his yoga — that`s all," Shilpa added.
However, Shilpa has great regards for him as a yoga guru but she fails to understand the political angle he has attached to his image.
“I associate myself with and understand the science of yoga but I don`t understand the political part. For me it was a continuity jerk when I put on the TV and saw him staging a dharna. His entire image for me is related to yoga but that he`s politically too inclined is news to me."