Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and her husband Virat Kohli the famous cricketer has been given a legal notice by a man, who was insulted by the celebrity couple on social media.
Arhan Singh—the man was found by Anushka throwing a plastic wrapper from his car’s window last week. The actress on this called him out for littering from her neighbouring car and her husband uploaded a video of their exchange on social media. The video went viral on social media.
Saw these people throwing garbage on the road & pulled them up rightfully. Travelling in a luxury car and brains gone for a toss. These people will keep our country clean? Yeah right! If you see something wrong happening like this, do the same & spread awareness. @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/p8flrmcnba
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 16, 2018
Arhan Singh responded to this initially by posting on Instagram, in which he criticised the duo and said that the garbage was mistakenly thrown out of the window of his luxury car and was way less than the garbage that comes out of the duo’s mouth. He further referred to the mind of the famous cricketer a trash for shooting and posting the video online. He called this act a serious trash.
Disclaimer: i have no desire to gain any mileage from this post of mine… Horrible! So I happened to carelessly Litter a sq mm of plastic while driving ! A car passing by rolls their window down and there we have our wonderful @anushkasharma ranting and yelling like a crazy roadside person! While I’m apologetic for my carelessness , Mrs Anushka Sharma Kohli a little etiquette and politeness in ur dialogue wouldn’t have made u a lesser star !! There are all kinds of manners and hygiene .. verbal etiquette is one of them ! The garbage that mistakenly went out of the window of my "luxury car"… Was way less then the garbage that came out from your mouth… From ur "luxury car's" window… Or the trashy mind @virat.kohli to shoot and post this online… For whatever gains… Now thats some serious trash!!!
As per a statement of Singh his legal advisors have sent Anushka and Virat a notice and that he would make no further comments as now the ball is in their court.
Following the legal procedures, Singh said that he is waiting for the couple’s response.
Soon after his post, his mother—Gittanjali Elizabeth, posted a screenshot from the video posted by Virat Kohli and bashed out at the duo for breaking the basic rights to privacy.
@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 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 !
Anushka Sharma is the ambassador of the Clean India Mission of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Many people are unsure by the way the actress handled the incident. She has been bashed for being “rude”, “arrogant”, and “impolite”.
A Congress leader—Sanjay Jha jumped into the controversy and tweeted his say on the matter.
Celebrities don’t need to promote themselves when supposedly attempting a good thing. How much publicity do you want, guys? “ Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli served legal notice by man scolded in littering video https://t.co/lrjzsRXgWX via @htTweets
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) June 23, 2018
The celebrity couple has not responded to the legal notice yet