Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli had recently called out a man for littering the road in a post on Instagram. Their attempt at schooling the person has not gone down well with a section of people on social media, especially the man's mother, who has now lashed out at the couple.
Although Arhhan Singh, the person in question, agreed that he had been careless, he lashed out at Virat and Anushka for not having etiquette. He also called Virat a trashy mind for making their confrontation public.
And now his mother Gittanjali Elizabeth, author of And God Spoke in Numbers, slammed the couple in an Instagram post for allegedly violating her son's basic rights to privacy, making him vulnerable to "fanatics". She also said that she is now concerned about his son's safety.
Virat and Anushka's act left the social media divided on the issue. While some lauded their act while some called it a publicity stunt.
Two days ago, Virat Kohli posted a video on Instagram in which Anushka Sharma was seen scolding a man for littering.
Meanwhile, read the full unedited text of Gittanjali's Instagram post here:
"@anushkasharma @virat.kohli The last thing we would want is to get publicity out of your cheap STUNT in the name of CLEANLINESS!
You both posted a video for your fans n followers by VIOLATING Basic Rights to privacy &you shamed my son in the video as well in your post content.
You both may be who you are in your fields, with millions of followers & all the PR backing you... you may be payed for your campaigning or maybe doing it for sheer publicity [ sic]
As a mother,I would like to state that you have not only shamed my son @arhhansingh on social media by not blurring his face, but youve also exposed him to unwanted hostility.... and danger from fanatics for such a small thing that you claim he has done but have no proof of anyways ? I am concerned about my sons SAFTEY !!!
How dare you crush somebody's image/and morale and reputation and expose him to public hate, a boy who is on the verge of starting his ventures, ..just to prove what good citizens you both are to increase your fan following ?How dare you??
If you both really cared or bothered about cleanliness , then you would actively do something about all the garbage in your own lane.. you would make a noise and use your VOICE to urge the municipal authorities to take action atleast in the lane where you live,to start with, which you haven't. Posting videos of fake bravado just to fool your followers.
If your intention was genuine then you would pull over and politely correct the person for littering IF THEY DID in a decent and real manner... and not by displaying such a rude and arrogant attitude, and then posting it for the world to see!
You have caused a lot of grief with your post & this is morally and humanitarianly very wrong.
You may be #AnushkaSharma or #viraatkohli in your house or on screen & the field...but on the streets you are just a citizen trying to correct another... DO IT WITH KINDNESS ....fear karma .
And just FYI, he did not react badly, not coz of who you both are.. we couldnt care less,but only because he has a decent upbringing ! Unlike people like you, who seem to think that you are the empowered ones to talk and treat people as you wish!