Hoax email fools celebrities
Former IPL chief Lalit Modi, TV host Mandira Bedi, singer Shreya Ghoshal and actor Uday Chopra celebrated on Twitter the naming of Jana Gana Mana as the “world’s best national anthem” by the UNESCO. Only that it turned out to be a hoax.entertainment Updated: May 19, 2010 01:32 IST
All these people, and several others on Monday celebrated on Twitter the naming of Jana Gana Mana as the “world’s best national anthem” by the UNESCO. Only that it turned out to be a hoax.
The news, which started doing the rounds through a spam email, was tweeted by many celebs. Both Modi and Mansukhani posted, “Proud to be Indian.”
Modi soon rectified their mistake. “Told the unesco voting is a rumour. Nevertheless, I feel we have the best anthem,” he said. Bedi, too, echoed, “I love my national anthem. It does deserve to be top of any list & if there has been no such poll to put us there, maybe there should be!”
While Reddy tried to check from her Twitter followers whether the news was true, Ghoshal apologised to hers on learning the truth. “It seems the national anthem thing is a hoax. Apologies to all.”
First Published: May 18, 2010 18:56 IST