Virat Kohli had shared a video of wife Anushka Sharma scolding a man for littering.
Virat Kohli had shared a video of wife Anushka Sharma scolding a man for littering.

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli attacked by mother of ‘shamed’ man, says fears for son’s safety

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 11:40 AM IST

Virat Kohli’s video recording of wife, actor Anushka Sharma, admonishing a man for littering has gone viral and now the man and his family are in a retaliatory mode. On Sunday, the man, Arhhan Singh, described the actor’s behavior as that of a “crazy roadside person” and now his mother, Gittanjali Elizabeth, has written a long post on Instagram saying that she is concerned for her son’s safety after Virat and Anushka’s “cheap stunt in the name of cleanliness!”

“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 you’ve 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 !!!,” the woman wrote.

@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 !

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She went on to ask them to get their own lane cleaned up and added, “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 !”

Anushka had pulled up the man for littering while Virat recorded the incident on video. In the 17-second-long clip, the actor can be seen scolding the man sitting in a chauffeur-driven dark sedan for littering the streets. The video, however, did not capture the man in the act.

“Why are you throwing garbage on the road, you cannot just throw plastic on the streets just like that,” Sharma can be heard as saying in the video shared by Kohli on Twitter

She then asks the man to use a dustbin instead of throwing garbage on the streets.

Virat had shared the video and written, “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.”

He further called out people for turning everything on social media into a meme. “Lot of people who don’t have the courage to do something like this find it funny. Everything for people nowadays is meme content. Shame,” he wrote in another tweet.

The man, in his Instagram post, targeted Anushka and wrote, “Horrible! So I happened to carelessly litter a square millimetre of plastic while driving! A car passing by rolls their window down and there we have our wonderful Anushka Sharma 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 your dialogue wouldn’t have made you a lesser star! There are all kinds of manners and hygiene... verbal etiquette is one of them!”

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