1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. Sports News
  4. Cricket News
  5. With fame came abuse and mental torture: RCB fangirl

With fame came abuse and mental torture: RCB fangirl

It was during RCB's game against Sunrisers Hyderabad that Deepika was spotted by one of the host broadcaster's cameramen where the video went viral, leading to thousands of followers on social media.

IANS IANS
New Delhi Published on: May 13, 2019 13:37 IST
Representative News Image
Image Source : INSTAGRAM/DEEGHOSE

With fame came abuse and mental torture: RCB fangirl

Deepika Ghose, who became an overnight sensation after being spotted cheering for Virat Kohli's men in one of Royal Challengers Bangalore's games in the just-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) has said that life hasn't been the same for her since the video went viral. Disappointed at how she is now seen only as an RCB fangirl, Deepika said that there is definitely more to her personality.

It was during RCB's game against Sunrisers Hyderabad that Deepika was spotted by one of the host broadcaster's cameramen at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. The video went viral the next day and she even got a verified status on the photo-blogging website Instagram.

Now, she has made an Instagram post, wherein she has spoken about the moment when she was spotted in the IPL and what it has led to ever since.

"My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE," she said.

Deepika, who has been going to watch RCB matches for years now with her family, had no idea this match would be any different.

View this post on Instagram

My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE. It all started on the Saturday of the RCBxSRH IPL match. I have been attending RCB matches for many years. It has become a family tradition to watch, cheer and support our Bengaluru team. When we went for the match on May 4th, I did not expect it to be different. I did not want any recognition or realise the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it. I have much to be proud of - I am a kind, artistic & hardworking woman. I am well educated, well-travelled and well loved by my friends and family. I have many talents and have excelled at my work as a stylist and as a dancer/teacher/entrepreneur. I do NOT consider being seen on TV at an IPL match an achievement. Many people ask me how my life has changed. It has NOT! The only thing that has changed is the number of my Instagram followers. I am as much in shock as all of you. While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful. Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick & cruel you have been to say mean things to & about me without even knowing me. I AM ONE OF YOU! The world desperately needs more women supporting & uplifting each other. I am appalled by how I have been judged & condemned instead of being given a compassionate hearing. Stop & think about how it is as a girl to have been subjected to this unwanted attention. So many people have asked me why they should follow me - and you are right to question this. Now that this has happened, I am going to turn this into something genuine, meaningful & fabulous. Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

A post shared by deepika (@deeghose) on

"I did not want any recognition or realise the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared and I certainly did not seek it," said Deepika.

She added that while she was grateful for all the love she has been receiving, she is also disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. "It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile.

"My identity, privacy and life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful.

"Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick & cruel you have been to say mean things to & about me without even knowing me. I AM ONE OF YOU!" she added.

View this post on Instagram

#RCB girl forever ❤️🏏

A post shared by deepika (@deeghose) on

Deepika maintained that the world desperately needs more women supporting and uplifting each other.

"I am appalled by how I have been judged & condemned instead of being given a compassionate hearing. Stop & think about how it is as a girl to have been subjected to this unwanted attention," she said.

She further said she will turn herself into something genuine, meaningful and fabulous.

"Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT," Deepika ended the post.

India TV Election Day Counting
modi-on-india-tv

Live Scorecard