India is celebrating its 72nd Republic day in muted galore amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking to Twitter to wish her fans and followers, Bollywood actor and yoga-enthusiast Shilpa Shetty confused the word ‘Gantantra Diwas’ with ‘Swatantrata Diwas’, catching the irk of the trolls.
Her tweet read ‘Bahattarwe(72nd) Swatantrata Diwas ki dheron shubhkaamnayein’ to every Indian. Let’s pledge to uphold the rights duties that our constitution has given us… not only for ourselves, but also for each of our fellow citizens. Jai Hind!’ Later, when the actress realized the faux pass, she corrected her tweet, but by then, trolls had begun calling out her ignorance.
Trolling her, a user wrote, “Dear Shilpa, August 15 and January 26 are different.” other tweets read, “WhatsApp University graduates always have issues when it come to the country” and “Please write in English only if you don’t know Hindi.”