Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s video of scolding a Mumbai man for throwing garbage has been making huge headlines since the last two days. The man, Arrhan Singh came to the forefront on social media and described the Pari actor’s behaviour as that of a “crazy roadside person” and also his mother, Gittanjali Elizabeth, wrote a long post on Instagram saying that she was concerned for her son’s safety after Virat Kohli and Anushka’s “cheap stunt in the name of cleanliness!”
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@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 !
Now, what comes as a surprise is that Arrhan Singh has also had his share of stardom. He is a 90’s child artist of Bollywood who has shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in English Babu Desi Mem and with Madhuri Dixit in Raja.
Furthermore, he was also seen with Shahid Kapoor in Paathsaala.
In the 17 second clip, which was recorded by Anushka Sharma's husband and cricketer Virat Kohli, the actor is seen scolding the man in a chauffeur-driven dark sedan for littering the streets. The video, however, did not capture the man in the act.
"Why are you throwing garbage on the road, you cannot just throw plastic on the streets just like that," the actress can be heard as saying in the video
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
Virat had shared the video and written, “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.”