New Delhi: India had its moment of pride on Saturday when Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the women's 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Many Bollywood celebrities such as Kangana Ranaut, Farhan Akhtar, Abhishek Bachchan and Janhvi Kapoor took to their social media accounts to celebrate her historic win.
Bollywood actress Tisca Chopra had also taken to her Twitter to congratulate the weightlifting champion. However, instead of sharing Mirabai's pic, the actress ended up posting an Indonesian weightlifter Aisah Windy Cantika's picture instead.
Check out her now-deleted tweet:
For her mistake, she was trolled by netizens on Twitter who accused her of ignorance. Many criticised her for her mistake with snarky comments, while others corrected her without the trolling.
Wannabe proud much? Putting wrong image for a national hero is so disrespectful
— TheRationalIndia (@TheRationalInd3) July 24, 2021
I am doubtful whether Tiscaji really knows where Manipur stands in our India map
— Khangembam Munimdro (@munimdro) July 24, 2021
Atleast use the real picture and real name
Even if you are wishing to other player
— Hardik Batra (@Hardik_Life01) July 24, 2021
She is not Mirabai Chanu. She is the Indonesian lifter who won bronze https://t.co/p1jnFJeVAe
— Ziaul Islam (@real_ziaulislam) July 24, 2021
When you don't even identify the person but tweeting is must as it's trending
— Pratham (@Pratham9340) July 24, 2021
Later, the actress penned an apology on Twitter saying, "Glad you guys had fun! That was a genuine mistake, am so sorry .. still doesn’t mean I am not proud of @mirabai_chanu
at the #TokyoOlympics .. and of the rest of our contingent."
With this monumental silver medal, Chanu has become the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games when the weightlifting arena was opened to women for the first time.