WATCH: Shilpa Shetty takes horse ride to Vaishno Devi temple; Netizens say, “Kya faida itna yoga karke”

Shilpa Shetty visited the Vaishno Devi shrine with her mother and sister, taking a horseback ride for the trek. Many social media users reacted negatively to her actions.

Shilpa Shetty recently visited the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu & Kashmir, accompanied by her mother Sunanda Shetty and sister, actress Shamita Shetty. She also shared photographs from her vacation on social media.

They flew to the temple via private plane and then helicopter. The visit comes just after the Enforcement Directorate seized Rs 98 crore in assets from Shilpa and Raj Kundra in connection with a cryptocurrency scam.

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Shilpa Shetty faced backlash on social media after posting a video of her horseback ride to the summit for darshan at the Vaishno Devi shrine. Animal rights advocates criticised her for animal cruelty, questioning the necessity of her rigorous fitness and yoga programme given her inability to travel the 12 kilometres from the base camp in Katra. Many individuals commented in the comments area, condemning her actions.

One user remarked, “Kya fayda itni fitness ka jab Jana kisi bezuban pe baithke he hai”. Another wrote, “Kya faayda.” Itna yoga karne ka climbing on a horse and going via helicopter kar lete isse achcha.” “Koi fayeda nhi bejan janwar k upper baithke jane m darshan krne k krne hai pedal jao helicopter se jao,” read another comment.

Shilpa Shetty went to Assam last week to worship at the Kamakya Temple. She was photographed performing a special puja and posing with temple authorities. Meanwhile, her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, did not attend the temple. See the photos below.

Last month, the ED seized Rs 97.79 crore worth of Raj’s properties. According to the ED, Shilpa has a residential flat in Juhu, Mumbai, and another residential home in Pune, as well as equity holdings in Raj Kundra’s name.

The ED’s Mumbai zonal office has temporarily attached Raj’s immovable and moveable assets under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) of 2002.

Kundra and others allegedly got enormous quantities of money in bitcoins (worth Rs 6,600 crore in 2017) from the “gullible public with false promises of 10% per month return in the form of bitcoins.”

Meanwhile, on Mother’s Day, Shilpa posted a nice snapshot of her sister and mother having sweet moments.