Veteran actor Moushumi Chatterjee allegedly criticised a woman anchor for wearing pants at an event in a Surat hotel. According to sources of the Indian Express, the anchor first announced Moushumi Chatterjee to the stage to interact with media, but as soon as Moushumi took the mic, she started criticizing the anchor for wearing pants, “Aap yeh kapde pehen ke aaye ho, yeh kapde sahi nahin hai. Aapko ya to saree ya dress (kurta-churidar) pehen ke aana chahiye (These clothes you are wearing are not proper, you should wear either a saree or a dress (kurta-churidar)”.

The accident happened while Chatterjee was interacting with media in a hotel in Surat. BJP chief Nitin Bhajiyawala, city BJP vice-president PVS Sarma and others were also there at the event. When media contacted anchor, she clearly refused to talk with anyone. When media talked about the same incident with Chatterjee, she said, “I told her that don’t take in the wrong way and I advised her as a mother, not a BJP leader. Even as an Indian woman, I have the right to teach youngsters what they should wear, where and when.”

When Umesh Mehta, the event organiser, was asked about the incident, he said, “I invited Surat city BJP president Nitin Bhajiyawala and others to the event. The Surat BJP had nothing to do with this event. I organised this event on my own. The woman anchor is from Surat. I hired her through local contacts,” said Mehta.