Rakhi Sawant poses with Pak flag

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MUMBAI: Indian actress Rakhi Sawant recently took the Internet by storm after she shared a picture of herself on Instagram posing with “Pakistan’s national flag”.  Controversy’s favourite child, Rakhi is seen flaunting the national flag of the neighbouring country. The 40-year-old received severe backlash for her pictures.

In the pictures, she can be seen dressed in a feather skirt with thigh-high slit with a halter neck and low-cut blouse. 

She is posing with ‘Pakistan’s national flag’ beside a stream. She captioned the post as: ‘I love my india but it’s my character in the film dhara 370’.

After receiving negative comments, the actress shared a video, where she revealed that the film’s name is ‘Dhara 370’, which is based on Kashmiri Pandits.  In the film she plays a Pakistani girl who exposes terrorist organisations that turn children into jihadis.

Rakhi is an avid social media user and makes headlines for her antics.

In another video, she said: “I would like to tell people that I am playing a Pakistani girl (in the film). People from Pakistan too have a heart… All of them are not bad. Some people, who ask children to commit jihad against their people and country… The ones who are against Allah. I respect people from Pakistan.”    

She rose to fame with her appearance on the first season of the controversial Indian reality television series ‘Bigg Boss’ in 2006. 

She was also seen in films like ‘Masti’, ‘Main Hoon Na’, ‘Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne’, ‘Dil Bole Hadippa!’ and ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain’.

Rakhi had recently taken to her Instagram to share a few pictures from her recent shoot schedule which showcase the item girl clad in a feather skirt with thigh-high slit with a halter neck and low-cut blouse.

She can be seen posing with the Pakistani flag draped across her body against a scenic backdrop of a water stream. Rakhi captioned the post as: “I love my india but its my character in the film dhara 370 [sic].”

After the images went viral garnering massive attention over the web world, Rakhi uploaded a video clarifying that she had to pose with the flag for an upcoming film named ‘Dhara 370’ which is based on Kashmiri Pundits.

She further added that she is essaying the character of a Pakistani girl who exposes terrorist organizations in the film. Rakhi also appraised and showered love on the people of Pakistan saying: “Mai Pakistan ki bohat respect karti hoon, unn k logon ki respect karti hoon (I highly respect Pakistan and the people of the country).

She added, “The people of Pakistan are very kind.”