- Social gatherings have been banned by the Maharashtra government
- Some tweets were critical of Malaika and friends for breaking rules
- Malaika Arora trended on Twitter all of Thursday
Actress Malaika Arora is trending on Twitter after being pictured at a party held at her sister Amrita Arora's home in Mumbai on Wednesday night. Social gathering have been banned by the Maharashtra government after a spike in COVID-19 cases - the state recorded over 31,000 new infections on Wednesday. Malaika and her boyfriend Arjun Kapoor, both of whom recovered from the virus last year, were photographed at Amrita Arora's home as were other regulars in their circle - Karisma Kapoor, Karan Johar, Gauri Khan, Manish Malhotra, Maheep and Sanjay Kapoor, Seema Khan and socialite Natasha Poonawalla who is married to Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla. Of the party guests, Malaika Arora appears to have been singled out on social media - critical tweets have flagged the rise in Coronavirus numbers in Mumbai.
The party guests appear to have been oblivious to the tone-deaf note the gathering would strike. Karan Johar shared pictures from inside the party on his Instagram stories:
Maheep Kapoor, who attended with her husband and Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor, a photo that features all the guests. She captioned it: "Nights like these."
Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor, who have been dating for a few years now, frequently feature on each other's social media profiles and often make public appearances together. They made it Instagram official on Arjun's birthday in 2019 - Malaika Arora shared an adorable picture on her Instagram with an equally adorable message for the birthday boy.