‘Hum Fit Toh India Fit’ is a trending hashtag on Twitter ever since Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore openly challenged people to post their fitness videos on the social media. Many celebrities including Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma took up the challenge and their videos have become viral on the internet. Joining the bandwagon was Hrithik Roshan, who posted a video of himself where he can be seen cycling while filming the video.
Hrithik wrote, "This initiative makes me so proud ! Bravo @Ra_THORe #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge this is how I commute to my office everyday. sitting static in a car is such a waste. Walk, cycle, jog, feel the earth, feel India ???? get FIT!"
Needless to say, the whole scenario is not sitting well with the social media. Many users have called out the 'Krrish' actor on being irresponsible for filming while riding a bicycle.
This initiative makes me so proud ! Bravo @Ra_THORe #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge this is how I commute to my office everyday. sitting static in a car is such a waste. Walk, cycle, jog, feel the earth, feel India 🇮🇳 get FIT! pic.twitter.com/twoI1vna9c— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 22, 2018
A user condemned the actor and wrote, "Irresponsible example to be shooting video while cycling, so many selfie deaths are a case in point @iHrithik".
irresponsible example to be shooting video while cycling, so many selfie deaths are a case in point @iHrithik— priyanka jain (@priyankajain1) May 23, 2018
One user even tagged Mumbai Police and wrote, "This is called violation of traffic rules. @MumbaiPolice what you are going to do now? @iHrithik you should have done it in open ground rather than on busy road".
Another fan posted, "Appreciate your intent. But riding a cycle without a Helmet, shooting a video through mobile is way too callous & a risk uncalled for..."
Appreciate your initiative but as a fellow cyclist let me tell you about the cardinal sins you have committed— Manish Kamdar (@manish_kamdar) May 24, 2018
A. No helmet
B. Using headphones
C. Using the mobile while riding
D. Unsure if you are wearing gloves. If not, God help you.
One user urged Hrithik to be more careful and wrote, "Please wear a helmet while biking too and do not use mobile phone while cycling on busy streets of mumbai...."
Please wear a helmet while biking too and do not use mobile phone while cycling on busy streets of mumbai....— Pooja Gianchandani (@theskillspundit) May 23, 2018
The challenge was started by Rathore on Tuesday, under the hashtag HumFitTohIndiaFit, in a bid to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle among Indians.
#HumFitTohIndiaFit 🇮🇳🏆— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 22, 2018
Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here's my video 😀and I challenge @iHrithik, @imVkohli & @NSaina to join in🥊 pic.twitter.com/pYhRY1lNEm
Along with his tweet, Rathore also posted a video of himself wherein he could be seen speaking about the significance of fitness as stressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before he went down to do ten push-ups.
While inviting Indians to post pictures and videos of their fitness attempts, Rathore also appealed to Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and actor Hrithik Roshan to join in the effort and be aspiring role models for others.
I accept your challenge @imVKohli. Here’s my video for the #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge. I’d like to nominate my friends, @DipikaPallikal and @Varun_dvn Great initiative @Ra_THORe sir! #ComeOutAndPlay pic.twitter.com/SmdmkArT6U— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 24, 2018
Following which, Kohli, PM Modi, Anushka Sharma, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, and Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal have already taken up the challenge and posted messages supporting the cause.