Like many international celebrities who have visited India, Ed Sheeran too was subject to a party by Bolllywood.
On Saturday, Ed attended a party thrown by Bollywood filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan. The party saw many from Bollywood in attendance including Malaika Arora, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar, Aftab Shivdasani, Patralekhaa and Neha Dhupia.
The celebrities, who were clearly having their fan moments, flooded social media with their pictures.
However, as Twitterati pointed out, in nearly every picture, Ed looks like he ‘crying out for help’. There were selfies with a ton of Bollywood celebrities, who, in all likelihood, he doesn’t know or isn’t going to meet again.
Ed Sheeran partying with Bollywood’s elite is morse coding us with dead eyes and plastic smiles, begging to be saved. pic.twitter.com/iPpkE0awsU— Ammāl (@vforvelvetta) November 19, 2017
Wow. Literally looks like Bollywood sucked all the living life out of Ed Sheeran and then injected him with their spare botox and forced him for photos. I have seen ISIS hostages look less mortified than this... pic.twitter.com/422sd1l1hk— Kabir Taneja (@KabirTaneja) November 20, 2017
Ed sheeran is in mumbai. Absolutely hate it that every major artiste is made to party with bollywood like its mandatory in India. Embarassing that Only they get to be the ones representing the vibe of the country— Sami Khan (@sksami123) November 18, 2017
I can't attend Ed Sheeran's concert in Mumbai tomorrow coz I am broke But atleast it would be fun watching all Bollywood actors collectively embarass themselves with their attention seeking drama and terrible fashion sense from the sidelines pic.twitter.com/GDxLEpm6Pf— Suchita (@Suchita_14) November 18, 2017
So @edsheeran is in Mumbai and Bollywood being Bollywood, made him dance to Badri ki dulhaniya. I hope he knows that's not the best we got.— Ananta Sharma (@FindingPaper) November 19, 2017
Someone please rescue Ed Sheeran: https://t.co/MkdMUbeBql— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) November 20, 2017
I see all these pictures of Ed Sheeran hanging out with Bollywood bigwigs and I feel very sad for him. It looks like he was forced into hanging out with them.— Arya (@aryeahhhhh) November 20, 2017
I guess Ed Sheeran has not even posted a single picture with the 'overly excited and evidently overbearing Bollywood actors'.— Taniya♡ (@HighOn_Sarcasm) November 20, 2017
Self explanatory? No? Okay.
Okay okay Bollywood. We get it. Ya’ll partied with Ed Sheeran and he loves the “shape of all of you”.— Ishaa (@itsishaaa) November 19, 2017
Or as one Twitter user put it, “Those photos of Sheeran partying with the B'wood elite is what I imagine a hostage would look like when told to smile for the camera.”
This was Ed's second live concert in India in two years, and the singer sang over 15 songs, including the hit 'Shape of You', during his 90-minute concert.
The announcement of his India visit was made earlier this year, and the tickets to the Mumbai concert were sold out in just 48 minutes.
Speaking about how was his India experience, he said, "I had to come back to India, I had to. Last time when I performed here, I loved it. People are so welcoming here, and warm, I had to come back to these people over here. It's lovely to be back here."
And while the singing sensation is yet to post any photographs from the party thrown for him, he told IANS in a recorded interview that he finds Bollywood "bright and colourful" and that a "film with Shah Rukh Khan would be quite cool".
Wonder what Twitterati will make of it.