Sonakshi Sinha on Saturday morning found herself at the centre of a Twitter storm just a day after she made an appearance on the popular TV quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati 11. Reason - the actress failed to answer a Ramayana-related question that was asked during the show.
Sonakshi was the special guest on KBC Karamveer episode, where she extended her support to Ruma Devi, president of the Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan.
Sonakshi and her co-contestant, who works for village women in Barmer, were asked: "According to the Ramayana, Hanuman fetched the Sanjeevani herb for whom?"
They were given four options and Sonakshi was thought it was Sita. The options were: A- Sugreev, B- Laxman, C- Sita and D- Ram.
Sonakshi wasn't sure of the right answer and guessed Sita and Ram at first. She finally resorted to Ask The Expert helpline to get the right answer -- Lakshman. The duo managed to win Rs 12,50,000 by the end of the show.
The Twitterverse wasn't very impressed with Sonakshi's knowledge. The hashtag '#YoSonakshiSoDumb' since has been trending on Twitter.
Names of few people from #SonakshiSinha— Tejas (@imTejasBarot) September 21, 2019
Name of his father's residence: RAMAYANA
Now watch this video to know why #YoSonakshiSoDumb is trending. pic.twitter.com/mlBsHPee2P
''What a script man I guess your father needs to teach you the basics of Ramayana @sonakshisinha did expect this from you. Your brothers are named after lord Rama's son luv & khush. Shame #sonakshisinha,'' wrote a social media user. ''Alia bhatt - president of india is prithviraj chauhan Ananya pandey - The godfather is overrated Sonakshi sinha hold my brain... - hanuman ji bring sanjivani for sita.(KBC) Her father name is shatrughan house name is Ramayana Brother name is lav kush Hey RAM,'' wrote another Twitter user.
What a script man 👏👏👏 I guess your father needs to teach you the basics of Ramayana @sonakshisinha did expect this from you. Your brothers are named after lord Rama's son luv & khush. Shame #sonakshisinha— Akshay Rane (@akki_rane) September 20, 2019
Check out some hilarious memes.
— Pritam Kumar Maity (@impritam19) September 20, 2019
To this end, Sonakshi took to Twitter to reply to the trolls.
''Dear jaage hue trolls.I don't even remember the Pythagoras theorem,Merchant of Venice,Periodic Table,Chronology of the Mughal Dynasty,aur kya kya yaad nahi woh bhi yaad nahi. Agar aapke paas koi kaam nahi aur Itna time hai toh please yeh sab pe bhi memes banao na. I love memes,'' she wrote.
Dear jaage hue trolls.I don't even remember the Pythagoras theorem,Merchant of Venice,Periodic Table,Chronology of the Mughal Dynasty,aur kya kya yaad nahi woh bhi yaad nahi. Agar aapke paas koi kaam nahi aur Itna time hai toh please yeh sab pe bhi memes banao na. I love memes 😂— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) September 21, 2019
Even Amitabh Bachchan had mocked the actress during the show. Most of her family members' names are inspired by the characters in the epic 'Ramayana' -- her uncles and father go by the names Ram, Lakshmana, Bharat and Shatrughan Sinha; and Sonakshi's brothers are named Luv and Kush -- to which Big B said the episode should not be shown to Sonakshi's father and his co-star of many films Shatrughan Sinha.
Sonakshi also jokingly said that the gates of her house 'Ramayana' would be shut for her after this episode.