Social media with its wide and instant reach has proved to be a boon and a bane for many. It can give you instant visibility and fame and can prove to be very harsh if one commit’s a blunder. Actors who are in the public eye cannot afford to be casual or careless about what they post. Farhan Akhtar, was recently subjective to massive trolling over an inadvertent post on his twitter handle. Farhan made the mistake of cheering for the Indian Women’s hockey team instead of the men’s. Have a look at his now deleted tweet below.
As soon as Farhan tweeted this to his 12.5 million follower base on twitter, he started bearing the brunt of netizens. They did not take this blunder lightly. In reality it was the Indian Men’s Hockey team that had etched history by clinching a bronze medal and secure g this win against Germany. The nation was in a jubilant mood since this win had come after a wait of 41 years. The common man and celebrities alike were taking the opportunity to congratulate the team on social media . In the midst of all this Farhan’s wrong post caught the attention of many and this was seen as an unpardonable lapse. Farhan was quick to delete the tweet but it had already been noticed and it was too late to have escaped public attention.
Farhan Akhtar has also garnered attention recently for a rumoured and speculated wedding with his girlfriend of 3 years, Shibani Dandekar. Their posts on social media are keenly awaited by their fand and followers which often show them as a much in love couple. Farhan’s father Javed Akhtar had been questioned in a media interview about his son’s marriage and he had said he was totally unaware of any development on that side.