Sonam Kapoor trolled over national anthem comment, but is she at fault?

One look at the full article the actor wrote, people would know that she did not mean that those words were part of the national anthem.

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: April 21, 2017 10:05 pm
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Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor was trolled on Twitter for her recent article in a leading English daily. The article in question is part of Hindustan Times’ campaign, ‘Let’s Talk About Trolls’ that is trying to raise awareness on online abuse and bullying.

A quote from Kapoor’s piece was shared online that read, “I love my country but for some of you — and you’re the bigots, not me — I become ‘anti-national’ only because I ask questions or choose to be critical. Listen to the national anthem…recall the line you heard as kids, ‘Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Issai…’”. People on Twitter were quick to jump to a conclusion without reading her whole article and deduced just on the basis of the quote that the Neerja actor doesn’t know the national anthem.

Many users started juxtaposing pictures of her quote and the lyrics of the national anthem to remind the actor that the words ‘Hindu, Muslim and Sikh’ do not appear in the song.

However, one quick look at her piece published on the HT’s website reads, “I’m a proud Indian. I love my country but for some of you — and you’re the bigots, not me — I become ‘anti-national’ only because I ask questions or choose to be critical. Listen to the national anthem one more time. Recall the line you heard as kids, ‘Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Issai…’ It must be noted that there is a full stop after the line, “Listen to the national anthem one more time.”

Within few minutes after the quote was shared, people mercilessly began trolling the actor ‘national anthem’ started trending on Twitter. Responding to the trolling the Delhi 6 actor wrote, “Thank you so much twitter for the amazing response to my article and also to the #trolls who proved my point by the way they responded 🤞❤🇮🇳”

Here’s how Twitterati misinterpreted her.

Few also stood up for her and tweeted in her support. However, they too surely did not read her aricle but quoted full lyrics of the Tagore song of which only the first verse is national anthem.

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    Ninnu Kori Rating
    Jul 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm
    Ninnu Kori Rating Nice post.
    1. Anmol Kumar Sharma
      Apr 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm
      the second stanza which has those lines is not from national anthem but poem from where the national anthem was taken. so by that logic w munadaka upnishad will become national motto as satyamev jayate comes from there. I don't know what the writer and the twitter supporter is trying to defend. she did a mistake and repeatedly kept on defending it. so the writer of this articles saying she never said those lines were part of national anthem should see how sonam kept on defending by even retweeting it. the problem is that she kept on defending it not that she just made a mistake. it is matter of national anthem.
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        Dr Kaushik
        Apr 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm
        Read the first 1/2 of what she wrote, her thinking and intention. She is wrong on second half about national anthem lines. I will give her benefit of doubts. It is her intention and love for the country that matters the most for me. She is a lovely actress.
        1. S
          Apr 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm
          Rss through its troll army trying hard to muzzle all opposing idea
          1. I
            Apr 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm
            While Sonam Kapoor may not be a genius, the trolls should do some homework before shooting off their keyboard. Thats why maybe Sonam Kapoor earns millions while the trolls are slaving at keyboards.
            1. Prathiba Sripada
              Apr 25, 2017 at 7:51 am
              By that logic maybe you need to do some homework too. Why would Vijay Mallya earn in millions while you sit at home defending a failed actressess' stupid comments
              1. K
                Jul 31, 2017 at 2:44 am
                Please tell. What is the difference between Hindi and Urdu? Why Muslims created Hindu? Hritik Roshan shia or sunni?
              2. K
                Jul 31, 2017 at 2:49 am
                Sonam Ka Poor is so misleading name. She should be called Sonam Ka Rich. No? India is slum. But sonam from london. no?
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