Cricketer Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma have reportedly been served a legal notice by the man they shamed in a recent social media post for littering in public. In the video, Anushka was seen rebuking the man sitting in a ‘luxury car’ for throwing plastic out of the car’s window. She can be seen confronting the man and saying, “Why are you throwing garbage on the road?” When her question was met with silence, she continued, “Don’t throw garbage on the road. Please be careful.”
According to media reports, Arhhan Singh, who is a part-time actor, sent Anushka and Virat the legal notice today for shaming him before millions of people.
Virat posted the video online with the caption, “Saw these people throwing garbage on the road and 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 and spread awareness.”
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
Soon after, Arhhan sent out a Facebook post and slammed Virat, Anushka. He wrote that he "happened to carelessly Litter a sq mm of plastic while driving (sic)". Immediately, Anushka rolled down her car window and began "ranting and yelling like a crazy roadside person", he claimed.
"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 (sic)," he added.
Expressing concern for her son’s safety in an Instagram post, his mother said, “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 you’ve 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 !!! (sic),” she wrote.