Ever since Indian Captain Virat Kohli came out in the open about his relationship with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, and subsequently married her, the actress has been the recipient of unfair and sometimes chauvinistic criticism. The high profile couple have maintained a mature stance and rarely react to the unruly negative energy. This time however, one BJP MP has pushed it too far.
The Anushka Sharma produced web series ‘Paatal Lok’ has been very well received by critics and audience alike, for its realistic portrayal of India’s issues in the badlands of the heartland. This has probably seemed to rub the right-wing BJP MLA Nandkishor Gurjar, the wrong way who has come up with a ridiculous statement and asked Virat Kohli to divorce Anushka Sharma.
He has also filed an FIR against Anushka for using his image without consent and has asked the I&B Ministry to ban the web show. He has also filed a police case against the actress under the National Security Act for creating a communal stir in the society. “Desh se koi bada nahi hai. Virat Kohli desh ke liye khelte hai aur desh bhakt hai. Unhone Anushka ko turant talak dena chahiye,” he said.
(The quotes as mentioned above roughly translate to – No one is bigger than the country. Virat Kohli is a patriotic person and plays for India. He should divorce Anushka soon. This will send a strong message).