Ollywood actress Jhilik Bhattacharya was brutally trolled for a controversial caption she posted along with a video on social media featuring her savouring Rosogolla.
Jhilik shared the video on her Instagram handle in which she is seen relishing on the dessert with movie director Sanjay Nayak. Jhilik, Sanjay and another person exchanged the sweets from a box with 'Bengal Sweets' tag on it, while a popular Bangla number 'Ami Kolkatar Rosogolla', sung by yesteryear singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, was played in the background.
What stirred the hornet’s nest was the caption for the post. The caption read: "Ami Kolkatar Rosogolla chilam, Ebey Odisha ra Rasagola heli." This means, earlier I was Kolkata's Rosogolla and now I am Odisha's Rasagola.
Though Jhilik played it safe, this didn't go down well with many, and several Instagram users trolled the actress for such a caption and the video. They lashed out at her through their comments.
One comment read, "Jay Jagannath rasagola amara bas, katha khatam (Jay Jagannath, rasagola is ours, end of discussion)"
Most of the comments read Rasagola belongs to Odisha and it was, is and will remain so.
After several controversies between both the states (Odisha and West Bengal), Odisha finally got the much-awaited Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its culinary delight made of cottage cheese, Rasagola. Registered as ‘Odisha Rasagola’, the State was granted the GI tag certificate with validity till Feb 22, 2028. However, Odisha got the GI tag in July 2019, after years of war with the neighbouring state.
It is pertinent to mention here that West Bengal got the GI tag for the syrupy dessert in November 2017 following which the culinary war erupted between both states.
Bengali-born Jhilik, earned fame in the Odia cine industry after acting in several super hit movies and generated a fan base. Following that, she married Sukinda MLA Pritiranjan Gharai (Danny), son of former BJD leader Prafulla Ghadei in 2020.