Chetan Bhagat was talking about social media, mobile addiction and how the youth of India is wasting its time on their phones watching Instagram reels and YouTube shorts for hours. This is when he gives an example of former Bigg Boss contestant, social media sensation and paparazzi-favorite Uorfi Javed, the diva who is known for her eccentric fashion choice.
From wearing wires around her body as a dress to donning an outfit made of broken glasses, Uorfi Javed has a weird fashion sense which is followed by 3.9 million people on Instagram.
Chetan Bhagat was talking about the negative effects of phone addiction during an event organised by Aaj Tak when he said that the youth – men in particular – spend most of their time scrolling through the photos of women on social media.
“Ladkiyon ki photos pe like daba rahe hain.. likh rahe hain… crores like hote hain Urfi Javed ki photos hain.” The crowd starts cheering and laughing as he same the social media sensation.
Chetan Bhagat adds, “Dekho… Sabko pata hai… Kyu pata hai aapko? Course mein aane wala hai? Tarrakki hone wali hai? Job interview mein ja ke bologe ki sir mujhe Uorfi Javed ki sari dresses pata hai? Toh ho kya raha hai ki dhyaan kheench rahin hain sari chizein. Ab uss bechari ki galti nahi hai vo apna career bana rahi hai.. Aise 50 aur hain.”
He then added, “Ek India ka jawan vo hai jo Kargil pe baith ke desh ki raksha kar raha hai. Ek humara youth ye hai jo bistaron mein ghus ke Uorfi Javed ki photos dekh raha hai.”
Furthermore, during the conversation, he mentions, “Aaj usne do phone pehne hain… dekha aapne? Ye khabar news se zyada fast failti hai.”
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Chetan Bhagat also talked about the importance of reading books. “Instagram reels are the worst. It’s very brain-simulating, the same tunes, and trend is copied by multiple people, there is no added value to it and when you come back to real life, your brain is damaged. The youth doesn’t understand, that these companies are not interested in your development, they are interested in showing advertisements.”