The man Anushka Sharma ashamed publicly is identified as former child actor Arhhan Singh.
It has been days since Indian cricketer Virat Kohli posted a short video of his Bollywood actress wife Anushka Sharma schooling a man for littering on the streets of Mumbai. However, it seems like the couple has gotten some schooling for their responsible citizens’ avatar!
Ever since the video shot by Virat Kohli has surfaced the couple has faced a lot of backlash. In the 17-seconds short video we can see Anushka Sharma asking the loiterer “Why are you throwing garbage on the road?”. Not letting the matter drop, the actress schools the bewildered man by telling him to be careful and to not throw plastic around on the streets. Anushka further stated to the man that he should use a dustbin from now on.
For many this video has turned out to be a source for endless memes, for some a serious topic of concern. As you may have noticed Virat did not blur out the face of the loiterer— hence shaming the young man on social media and risking his privacy.
The garbage loiterer has been identified as former child actor Arhhan Singh. You may remember Arhhan as Shahrukh Khan adorable little co-star in 1996 comedy film ‘English Babu Desi Mem’. He has also starred opposite Shahid Kapoor in ‘Paathsaala’. Arhhan has also been a part of popular sitcom ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ where he played the role of Shekhar Suman’s son.
Coming in the picture to defend her son, the former child actor’s mother Gitanjali Elizabeth Singh has lashed out on the power couple. In alengthy Instagram post Gitanjali called out Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli for their ‘cheap stunt’.
@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 !
Not staying behind Arhhan Singh too, turned to Instagram to speak his mind. In a ‘disclaimer’ post the former child actor states a little etiquette and politeness would not have made Anushka Sharma a lesser star. Further stating his woes, Arhhan claims the garbage that mistakenly went out of his car was way less than what came out of the actress’ mouth!
The child actor further dragged Virat Kohli and questioned his motives for posting this video online.
Disclaimer: i have no desire to gain any mileage from this post of mine… Horrible! So I happened to carelessly Litter a sq mm of plastic while driving ! A car passing by rolls their window down and there we have our wonderful @anushkasharma ranting and yelling like a crazy roadside person! While I’m apologetic for my carelessness , Mrs Anushka Sharma Kohli a little etiquette and politeness in ur dialogue wouldn’t have made u a lesser star !! There are all kinds of manners and hygiene .. verbal etiquette is one of them ! The garbage that mistakenly went out of the window of my "luxury car"… Was way less then the garbage that came out from your mouth… From ur "luxury car's" window… Or the trashy mind @virat.kohli to shoot and post this online… For whatever gains… Now thats some serious trash!!!
Amidst the backlash Home Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju has extended his support to the couple. In a tweet the minister stated that Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli rather crave privacy than publicity. He further added that civic sense is social ethics and that ethical behaviour does not come with wealth and education. He ended the message by the request of keeping India clean.
C'mon, Virat & Anushka need publicity!! They would rather crave for privacy!! Our conduct reflects our mentality. Civic sense is social ethics and ethical behaviour doesn't come with wealth & education. Let's keep India clean. #SwachhBharat
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 18, 2018