Kriti Sanon found herself amidst a controversy after Cosmopolitan India posted a photo of the actress in their August Issue. In the picture, the ‘Raabta’ star can be seen in a black high-neck top paired with silver glossy trousers and black stilettos, striking a pose with a giraffe that appears to be suspended in the air.
Apparently, the entire set up didn’t go well with animal activists and Kriti received tremendous backlash all over social media. Turns out the backdrop had a stuffed giraffe just hanging in the air along with other props. The shoot took place at Aynhoe Park, which is well-known for being filled with taxidermied animals, which is a mode of preserving an animal’s body by mounting with the help of a stand, typically for display or study.
The actress finally took the matter in her own hands and responded to the flak. According to The Quint, she said, “It was a normal photoshoot in a palace kind of hotel in London; the decor was in the wildlife zone. It’s all fake. I am an animal lover.” Seems like Kriti wouldn’t want to be a part of something like this again but nevertheless it gave the cover good publicity.