Vivek Dahiya faces racial discrimination in Budapest; says the treatment at the airport made it all the more worse
Looks like the cast of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’s trip to Budapest wasn’t all good. Vivek Dahiya recently opened up about facing racial discrimination at the airport. When returning from Budapest, Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek had an unpleasant encounter at the airport. The couple were waiting to board but the officials gave a couple of Americans preference over them. Vivek told Bombay Times, “I have been travelling since I was 18 and have studied in the UK for seven years. Over the last 14 years, I’ve never faced such an issue. Budapest is the first city where I faced discrimination. There were a few small incidents in the first few days, but I shrugged them off thinking that they were either coincidences or the locals were not warm. However, I soon realised that they chose to behave in a certain way towards outsiders. The preferential treatment at the airport made it all the more worse.”
He added, “And then, when you return home, you realise that it’s no different here. We are obsessed with fair skin and give preference to Westerners over our own countrymen. Every country should treat tourists and their own citizens equally. Preferential treatment of any kind and on any basis shouldn’t be tolerated.” (ALSO READ: Divyanka Tripathi – Vivek Dahiya dancing to Suit Suit Karda is the coolest thing you’ll see today – watch video)
This is not the first time that our celebs have faced issues at the airport, be it in India or abroad. Even though Divyanka and Vivek’s trip to Budapest was quite fun, this incident at the airport kinda ruined it for them. Check out some of their pictures from Budapest right here.
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