Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, garlanded controversy on Saturday October 20 after she was spotted sitting and clicking a selfie on the edge of India’s maiden domestic cruise ship, Angriya. A day after her viral video of taking selfie, Amruta apologised on Monday, stating that, “It was not dangerous.”
“The spot where I clicked selfie was not dangerous because there were two more steps below,” she told a Marathi news channel today. “If anyone thinks I have made some mistake, then I apologise for it,” she said. She also cautioned the youth to “not take excessive risk to take a selfie.”
Noticing that she could be in possible danger, security personnel had asked Amruta to return to a safer spot. However, Ms Fadnavis allegedly ignored police warnings and crossed the danger zone on the deck. Unfazed by the warning, Fadnavis, who was seated beyond the security barricades aboard the Mumbai-Goa luxury cruise, turned around and snapped a selfie instead.
Soon after the video made headlines, Ms Fadnavis was criticised on social media for throwing warnings to the wind. People pointed out how can the Chief Minister’s wife overlook safety, when youngsters are told not to take selfies risking their lives.