Don't react to trolls: Anushka on Team India photo controversy
Anushka Sharma, whose presence in a Team India group photo in London had attracted severe criticism online, today declined to get drawn into the controversy, saying she doesn't engage with trolls. The 30-year-old actor said her presence in the group photo didn't flout any norms. "Whoever had to make a clarification that has been made. Whatever happened, has happened within the guidelines," she added.
This is a topic of absolutely no substance, says Anushka
"This was a trolling activity. I don't react to trolls, I don't give attention to them," Anushka said, adding that this is a topic of absolutely no substance. Anushka was speaking at the trailer launch of "Sui Dhaaga" in Mumbai.
What was the controversy?
The photograph, in which Anushka and her husband, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, are seen standing in the front, was taken at Indian High Commissioner's office in London during an official dinner. The BCCI, which shared the picture on their official Twitter handle, also faced a backlash from fans who claimed the cricket body had flouted norms by not inviting wives/girlfriends of other cricketers.
Anushka was invited by High Commissioner, his wife: BCCI sources
BCCI sources later told a leading daily that Anushka was invited by the High Commissioner and his wife and her presence was within the guidelines.