Actress Anushka Sharma, who is being trolled on social media for her boyfriend, cricketer Virat Kohli's poor show in the World Cup semi-final against Australia, has found staunch supporters in her Bollywood colleagues, including Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Rishi Kapoor. (Also Read: On Twitter, Anushka Trolled Over Virat's Poor Show)
Anushka, who was in Sydney for the match, was targeted on Twitter soon after Virat's dismissal from a mere single.
This has not gone down well with her friends and colleagues in the film industry who have tweeted their support for her. (Also Read: Anushka's Shock at Virat's Dismissal Mirrored India's)
Calling the tweets disrespectful, Anushka's Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Priyanka Chopra wrote on Twitter:
Actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen tweeted:
So happy 2 C @AnushkaSharma b there 2 support her man n her country!!Those mocking her,pick another sport..IND's spirit n Cricket not 4 U:)? sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) March 26, 2015
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, with whom Anushka has worked in Patiala House said:
With you my dear Anushka! Bunch of uneducated idiots who target you. Been through this dam thing. Jakho rakhe sanyaan maar sake na koi!? rishi kapoor (@chintskap) March 27, 2015
Abhishek Bachchan commented on a tweet in Anushka's defence:
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted:
The venom with which Anushka Sharma is being targeted after India's defeat is not only shocking but also disgusting. Guys, get a life #shame? Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 26, 2015
Tennis player Sania Mirza, also defended Anushka saying:
Blaming and joking bout Anushka??cz a woman can ONLY be a distraction and not a strength? Wht bout d other times we won or Virat made a 100?? Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) March 26, 2015
It's ok to be disappointed or critical. BUT these comments about Anushka are DOWNRIGHT disgusting.— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) March 26, 2015
TV actor Karanvir Bohra tweeted:
@AnushkaSharma kudos 4 standing by ur man and doing what any person in love would do.Respect Spit on da faces ofthose who make fun of that.? Karanvir Bohra (@RealKVB) March 26, 2015
Last summer, Anushka was blamed for Virat's poor performance in England and was dubbed as a 'distraction' to the vice-captain. In an interview to NDTV, Anushka had said it was "primitive" to call her a distraction for Virat's poor performances in.
"Why should I be responsible for Virat's performance on the field? "It's primitive to call me a distraction," she had said.