Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma who landed in a controversy after misspelling former president A P J Abdul Kalam’s name in her tweets, termed her action as “an honest mistake” while maintaining that her intention and feelings should not be misconstrued.
While expressing grief over the demise of Kalam, who passed away on Monday, Anushka Sharma spelt the Missile Man’s name incorrectly on micro-blogging site Twitter not once but twice.
“Very sad to hear about the passing of ABJ Kalam Azad. Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul. May his soul RIP,” she had posted on Twitter while paying tribute to the former President.
Here are her tweets, which she later deleted.
Anushka realised her mistake soon and tried to rectify it, but in vain. She got the name wrong again. She deleted her previous tweets and got the renowned defence scientist’s name right only in the third attempt.
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The 27-year-old actor faced the wrath of Twitterati for the slip-up. “It was an honest mistake. My intention…my feelings can’t be misconstrued. But I know with what intention I was writing,” Anushka Sharma told reporters at an event.
The ‘NH 10’ actress hit back at social media users who lambasted her over the error, dubbing them “cowards”.
“I don’t want to pay attention to cowards who hide behind computer screens…with fake names. If you want to say things come and say it on my face,” Anushka said.