Actress Anushka Sharma became the butt of all jokes after she misspelt the name of APJ Abdul Kalam on Twitter.
While netizens might have found the error funny as well as bizarre, Anushka has said that it was "an honest mistake". She also retorted that people who trolled her on the micro-blogging site are "cowards".
"I don't want to pay attention to cowards who hide behind computer screens with fake names. If you want to say things come and say it on my face," the Mid-Day quoted the "NH10" actress as saying.
Anushka hit the headlines when she misspelled former President APJ Abdul Kalam's name on Twitter, not once but twice. Like several other celebrities, she too expressed grief at the demise of Kalam on Twitter.
The first tweet by Anushka, in which she misspelt Kalam's name read, "Very sad to hear about the passing of ABJ Kalam Azad. Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul. May his soul RIP."
Realising her mistake, Anushka immediately deleted the tweet and posted a fresh one, which read, "Very sad to hear about the passing of APJ Kalam Azad. Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul. May his soul RIP."
Having misspelt the late fomer president's name twice, Anushka deleted the second tweet as well and finally got the name correct in the third attempt. Although Anushka was quick to realise her blunder, Twitterrati were quicker to troll her.
A day before the controversy, Anushka had posted a tweet saying that she would block everyone who posts "nonsense" tweets. "Trying to keep my Twitter positive (well as positive as possible) so will BLOCK people who rant nonsense with no sense of responsibility (sic)," she had posted.