Arhhan Singh, the man who was publicly shamed by actor Anushka Sharma and her cricketer husband Virat Kohli for littering the road, has served them a legal notice.
“My legal advisors have sent a notice to Mr Virat Kohli and Mrs Anushka Sharma Kohli. As the ball is in their court, no comments now… As in all fairness, I should await their response,” India Today quoted Singh as saying.
Virat had posted a video of his actor wife scolding Singh for allegedly littering the road. The video was viewed more than one million times within few hours. While tweeting the video, Virat had also 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.”
The video had viral even though there was no evidence to suggest that Arhhan Singh had committed a crime deserving of such public shaming. Both Anushka and Virat faced incessant trolling prompting Singh and his mother Gittanjali Elizabeth to post two hard-hitting responses.
Singh’s response on Facebook had read, “Disclaimer: i have no desire to gain any mileage from this post of mine… Horrible! So I happened to carelessly Litter a sq mm of plastic while driving ! A car passing by rolls their window down and there we have our wonderful AnushkaSharma ranting and yelling like a crazy roadside person! While I’m apologetic for my carelessness , Mrs AnushkaSharma 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 Viratkohli to shoot annd post this online… For whatever gains… Now thats some SERIOUS TRASH!!! (sic)”
Anushka has had to pay a heavy price since then as her fans continued to subject her to nasty trolling with a lot of them even starting to unfollow the actor on Instagram, where many users addressed her as a ‘garbage lady.’
Just days after the video caused a huge controversy, it had emerged that Singh had acted in several films including one opposite Shah Rukh Khan as a child actor.