(This article is authored by Alar)
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were in the headlines on Monday due to an off-screen incident from a hotel room, where the Indian batsman took lodging. The video which was uploaded by a 'fan' shows the room tour and it was taken when Kohli, with his team, was in Perth, Australia for the ongoing T20 World Cup.
Anushka Sharma isn't taking it lying down since a video of Virat Kohli from his hotel room surfaced on social media. Virat Kohli shared a video on social media that had previously been published by an anonymous user on another social media platform with the caption "King Kohli's hotel room."
The brief clip shows a quick tour of Virat's lodgings. "I understand that fans get very happy and excited seeing their favorite players and get excited to meet them and I've always appreciated that," Kohli wrote on Instagram, by releasing the fan's unknown video.
"But this video here is appalling and it's made me feel very paranoid about my privacy. If I cannot have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I really expect any personal space at all?? I'm NOT okay with this kind of fanaticism and absolute invasion of privacy. Please respect people's privacy and not treat them as a commodity for entertainment", he added.
Instantly, Australia opener David Warner expressed this behavior by commenting on the post, which reads, "This is ridiculous, totally unacceptable. Was this @crownperth". Sharing a screenshot of the same, Anushka took to Instagram and wrote, "Have experienced a few incidents where some fans have shown no compassion or grace in the past but this really is the worst thing."
"An absolute disgrace and violation of a human being and anyone who sees this and thinks celebrity ho toh deal Karna padega (If you are a celebrity then you will have to deal with this) should know that you are also part of the problem. Exercising some self-control helps everyone. Also, if this is happening in your bedroom then where is the line?" Anushka contended. Along with critiquing this invasion of privacy, fans urged the paparazzi who posted the video to social media to remove it.