Being a celebrity is not an easy job. They can become the target of the netizens’ wrath for their actions and behaviour no matter how well-meaning they may be. The latest controversy is surrounding the power couple Virushka — Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Kohli. After Anushka recently scolded a commuter, Arhhan Singh, for littering, his (Arhhan) mother has slammed the couple for their cheap stunt on cleanliness.
What’s the buzz?
A video surfaced recently wherein Anushka is seen scolding a man for littering on the road. The video was filmed by her husband Virat Kohli and he shared this on his social media handles to spread awareness. Well, much to his surprise, the video received mixed response from their millions of followers.
First, take a look at the video that went viral, where Anushka is seen scolding the man for littering the road with a plastic wrap.
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
After the video went viral on the internet, Arhaan Singh, the man being scolded in the video, shared his side of the story on his Facebook account. The man was clearly upset with the entire incident and asked the couple to show some politeness and etiquettes when you are someone whom millions of people follow.
Well, after the Facebook post shared by Arhaan, many people came in his support and felt that the message given to him about not littering road could have been conveyed in a better manner. However, it didn’t take long for Kohli to figure out the backlash the video is receiving and he posted another message on his Twitter account. Check out his reply.
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.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 16, 2018
As if the things were already not heated enough, now, there is Arhaan’s mother, Gitanjali Elizabeth Singh, who posted a long message on her Instagram account and blamed the couple for their cheap stunt on cleanliness by targeting her son without any proof.
@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 !
The incident took place on June 16 when the NH 10 actor asked the chauffeur of the car to pull up and scold the man sitting in the backseat for littering the road.