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In Mumbai, it is quite common to spot Bollywood celebrities at restaurants, gyms and salons, every now and then. And likewise, it is common for celebrities to pose for a quick selfie for their fans. But sometimes, things do get a little out of control when fans try and get too close to them, invading the personal space. Something similar happened with the Sharara Sharara fame, Shamita Shetty. (Also Read: Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta's Pre-Wedding Celebrations Begin With Falguni Pathak's Special Performance)
On February 17, 2019, Shamita Shetty was asked for a selfie by a star-struck female fan, who couldn’t get the hold of her phone for the picture out of nervousness. This made Shamita grab the phone herself and take a quick selfie, which everyone thought to be rude and arrogant. For this, Shamita faced a lot of hate comments by trollers, who blamed her for mistreating her fan. Check out the video and some comments which criticised Shamita for her actions:
On February 18, 2019, Shamita Shetty took to her social media handle and shared a collage of some of the reports stating she was trolled for being allegedly rude. In the caption, Shamita clarified that she's suffering from slip disc in her neck and was in a hurry to attend an urgent commitment. Her note could be read as, “Feel sad today. Nobody really understands the state of mind of an artist. I was rushing out of the place with an emergency to attend too, with a slip disc in my neck. I don’t want to get into details of that but I still complied with a photo to my fans waiting there but it was taking so long that I was getting impatient.”
Explaining the situation further, Shamita had written, “I can’t walk around with a board that I’m under medical treatment for a very painful neck slip disc but try to keep a smile on my face & did take pic n helped her take the pic as she was struggling with the right lighting. I’m aware as celebrities we are constantly judged especially in the world of social media where it’s very easy for people to say things. I take it in my stride but there’s no need to hit below the belt, it’s because I cared that I still took those photos.” (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Asks Stepdaughter Sara Ali Khan To Not Date This Actor, Gives Her Dating Advice)
Shamita Shetty concluded her post by saying that even celebrities have bad days, hence they shouldn't be judged on that, “I love my fans n respect the love and admiration they give me and that will always be a constant in my life!! In the normal case I wouldn’t want to clarify but felt the need to this time. I’m falliable as I’m a human being and do hurt. We all have bad days. Maybe that was mine. That doesn’t make us bad people. Sending you all positivity, love and light.”
To Shamita’s post, her elder sister, Shilpa Shetty Kundra commented, “Judgments are a confession of ones own character. @shamitashetty_official do your karma, this is part and parcel of our life… lots of pros a few cons” followed by heart and kiss emojis. And her brother-in-law, Raj Kundra wrote, “Don’t explain and don’t complain best philosophy haters will hate, that’s their job! Keep rocking” followed by kiss emojis. Here’s the screenshot of the same:
On February 2, 2019, for Shamita Shetty’s birthday, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra along with other friends took a trip to Phuket, Thailand. Shilpa shared a video of Shamita and wrote the birthday wish for her by voting her to be the ‘best sister in the world’, "Now that you are finally 18, you can go and vote but in the meanwhile I vote you the best sister in the world. Happy Birthday Shamita, my crazy, fun and magnificent Tunki, may your spirit be full of fire and you light up all our lives with your brilliance. Wishing all your dreams to manifest because you deserve it and more. Shine on, my Shamster."
Raj Kundra wrote a heartfelt birthday wish for his saali, Shamita, "Wish you nothing but the best Shamita. Thank you for being not just a fab sister but a best friend that's always tells it how it is! Hope this birthday is the beginning of many wonderful things in your life." (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra's Mom Madhu Chopra Reveals The Truth Behind Her Baby Bump Pics And Pregnancy Rumours)
What do you think about Shamita Shetty’s clarification for her behaviour? Keep us posted!
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