With Virat Kohli scoring just one run in the crucial India-Australia Cricket World Cup semi-final match, twitterati took jibes at his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who was seen cheering for the team and Kohli from the stands.
Some called her ‘panauti’ (bad omen), while some cursed and abused her. Some fans and followers even went to the extent of asking others to boycotting all her movies, even though it was pretty clear from the video footage shown during the match that Anushka was equally disappointed when Virat walked back to the dressing room.
Despite the fact that Anushka WAS NOT the one who was batting, bowling or fielding, the troll tweets just kept coming in. Read the full story here.
But some people, including actors from the film industry, stood by the talented actress and trolled the trollers instead. One of them is actress and Anushka’s co-star from the upcoming movie ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ – Priyanka Chopra.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 26, 2015
Abhishek Bachchan also supported Anushka in his witty way. It so happened that when enterpreneur Anirban Das posted his reaction on Anushka’s trolling at the hands of the disappointed fans, Abhishek echoed his thoughts and tweeted in support of Anushka.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) March 26, 2015
Here’s what other filmstars had to say about the actress.
Let’s give the Australian Team credit for playing well on the day instead of finding lame reasons,excuses & blaming individuals for our loss
Ever thought how the players feel themselves after a loss when people who haven’t played, feel sooo bad? Promise u,we feel worse than u..
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) March 26, 2015
It’s ok to be disappointed or critical. BUT these comments about Anushka are DOWNRIGHT disgusting.
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) March 26, 2015
So happy 2 C @AnushkaSharma b there 2 support her man n her country!!Those mocking her,pick another sport..IND’s spirit n Cricket not 4 U👎:)
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) March 26, 2015
With you my dear Anushka! Bunch of uneducated idiots who target you. Been through this dam thing. Jakho rakhe sanyaan maar sake na koi!
The venom with which Anushka Sharma is being targeted after India’s defeat is not only shocking but also disgusting. Guys, get a life #shame
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 26, 2015
@AnushkaSharma kudos 4 standing by ur man and doing what any person in love would do.Respect Spit on da faces ofthose who make fun of that.
Some fans and followers of the actress also tweeted to show support against the venomous trolling.
And all those blaming Anushka Sharma, if you have a bad day at work do people blame your husband, boyfriend or parent???
— Harneet Singh (@Harneetsin) March 26, 2015
— Bijoy Idicheriah (@bijoybaba) March 26, 2015
— Fazal ♡ (@Fazal_VD) March 26, 2015