“Maldives” the name itself gives everyone the exotic chills. The picturesque islands are quite laid-back and offer an experience that is best described as a retreat on a desert island but with high-end accommodations, fantastic food, superb service and a diverse selection of activities.
Who wouldn’t want to go to a place with such amazing beaches and sea surrounded with a whole lot of beauty of the nature? Yes, that is why Maldives has always been a hotspot travel destination.
Maldives became “the new Mumbai”
In the recent past, plenty of B-town celebs and TV actors have been seen choosing this extravagant country as their vacation destination, especially during the Pandemic. After the first lockdown ended and as International Travel was allowed, Maldives started buzzing with Indian Celebs. Maldives did not only gain popularity amidst the pandemic because of its beauty but also because of how often, and how many b-town celebs and even the television stars went for their vacation there. Many people even started terming Maldives as “the new Mumbai”. With great views, amazing food and chic clothes, they’ve been seen to enjoy and have a great time there. Social Media have been flooding with their photos, be it the sun kissed selfies or be it of the perfect scenery there or be it the stunning pics of the Celebs wearing their perfect swim wears.
Possible Reasons of so many Celebs visiting Maldives in this Pandemic:
• This country has only one resort per island making your vacation isolated and not too crowded like the Indian beaches and totally safe from corona or any paparazzi.
• With the ban or restriction in traveling caused due to the pandemic it was becoming very difficult to get out of your city, forget the country. Amidst this the government of the two countries decided to allow visitors and travelling within each other’s countries, travelling was safe, affordable and luxurious.
• Generally, Celebs has a tight work schedule. But due to the Covid situation, shoots were not happening and they all got time for retreat and of course because of not having financial constraints, they could afford the luxury of enjoying in the Maldives
• And not to forget, the beautiful country of Maldives has a lot to offer us on the nature’s front too. With its numerous, clean, beautiful, and peace giving islands the country provides us with it all.
• The weather there is perfect for a vacay and the food as we all could see from the stories and posts of the celebs, was finger licking and mouthwatering.
Do you want to know how many celebs actually visited Maldives during this Pandemic and Who all were they?
Well, there are plenty. But here’s a list of some of them, so take a look:
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor
A few days after testing negative for covid-19, our very loved and famous couple travelled to the Maldives. They left for their vacation on 19th April and returned after a week, and it looked like a very refreshing and stress free vacation for them.
Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani
Before Alia and Ranbir, Tiger and Disha, another known Bollywood couple, travelled to the Maldives on April 18 and were photographed by the media at the airport.
Sara Ali Khan
Tara Sutaria and Aadar Jain
Tara Sutaria celebrated her 25th birthday with boyfriend Aadar Jain in the Maldives.
Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra
Kiara Advani, like Ananya Pandey, also celebrated New Year in the beautiful country Maldives and shared some stunning pictures of herself. She went for vacay with her rumored boyfriend Siddharth Malhotra. While the couple hasn’t posted any photos together, Sidharth has been delighting followers with his solo photos from the Maldives, just like Kiara. But the two were photographed together at the airport on their way to Bollywood’s latest favorite vacation destination.
Taapsee Pannu had a great time in the Maldives with her sisters Evania and Shagun Pannu, as well as boyfriend Mathias Boe. Her recreation of the famous ‘Biggini shot’ mashup became very popular on the internet.
Mouni Roy enjoyed one of the most memorable birthday as she spent it in the Maldives with her closest friends. She hurried off to the island country to take some time off before getting back into busy routines considering the number of films she’ll be appearing in.
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi
In October 2020, Bollywood couple Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi, together with their daughter Mehr, travelled to the Maldives.
Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra
Rakul Preet Singh, Hina Khan, Kajal Agarwal, Kim Sharma also were among the ones who vacayed in Maldives during the Pandemic and the list goes on….
Criticism of these Celebs
After our favorite celebs return from the Maldives they weren’t showered with love but mad criticism not only by the public but actors from the industry too. Actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui said “these entertainment celebs posting Vacation pictures at a time when the world is reeling under worst recession. Logo ke paas khaana nahi hai aur aap paise pheink rahe ho. Kuch toh sharam karo. Perhaps going on holidays isn’t as bad as showing off about it.” And producer actor Nikhil Dwivedi said, “Absolutely. Then we r surprised at the suddenness of the backlash the movie industry receives for unrelated reasons. We r so self-absorbed & so oblivious to what’s around us that we appear unempathetic. Let me also assure it’s not like they r heartless, none are.. just plain stupid.” These celebs were also blamed for going against the basic protocol i.e. staying at home during the pandemic and wasting money, enjoying their lives when people in their own country are losing their loved ones.
Well, our celebs from the B-town did have to face a lot of hateful comments and were surrounded by controversy during their visits. Going on a vacation during the current pandemic, especially considering the condition India is facing does seem out of the blue to all of us.
But come to think of it selfishly or just individually, which one of us would reject the offer of having a vacation right now? Running away from all the stress of the pandemic, around the blue and beautiful ocean, after looking at how well these celebs enjoyed their trips, genuinely which one of us did not have a thought of going to the Maldives and running away from our stressed, busy lives? Doesn’t it sound like something you would also want right now?