- Shilpa posted a video with a chimpanzee and the internet was not amused
- "Why on earth do you support this animal cruelty?" said one user
- Shilpa deleted all the videos of her interaction with the animals
However, links to Shilpa's deleted Instagram posts are available on her official Twitter account:
Shilpa had also shared a video of her son Viaan feeding a tiger cub and the experience she said was 'surreal' for Viaan. "So important to instill love and compassion for animals in children, I believe they grow into more responsible and sensitive human beings," she had written in caption. Again, Instagram users were not impressed: "Tigers are meant to be free in a jungle, not have milk from bottles and live in mansions." One comment read: "If you love animals, then firstly you shouldn't have clicked a picture with animals and secondly you should have told your son the sort of cruelty these babies go through. An actress with such fan following should not promote such things, it is simply for the sake of photographs that tiger cubs are separated from their mothers."
Shilpa had shared a third video, in which she and Viaan fed leaves to a pair of giraffes. Shilpa supported the Belhasas and wrote in caption: "It's amazing how you guys love and take care of these animals."
The Belhasas are one of the richest families of Dubai and their 15-year-old son Rashed aka Money Kicks is also an entrepreneur. Among the many businesses owned by the Belhasas is a driving center. Bollywood actor Salman Khan recently inaugurated a new branch of the Belhasa Driving Center, which the Internet found ironic because the Tiger Zinda Hai actor was tried for a hit-and-run case in India. Salman was invited by Rashed, who has chronicled his celeb meet-and-greet diary on Instagram.
Shilpa also met Rashed, with whom she sat for a round of dessert tasting - one of the four videos she did not delete.
So with my friend and youngest entrepreneur @rsbelhasa (who is jus 15 kids nowadays)dessert tasting for his brand #moneykicks (since it's a Sunday ) Gone overboard but all worth it20 suryanamaskars tomw . So proud of u @rsbelhasa , the milk cake topped the chart! #mustvisit #moneykicks #sundaybingecontinues #traveldiaries #dubai
Shilpa Shetty hasn't posted any clarification or issued a statement regarding the videos which she deleted.