Actor Esha Gupta invited Twitter trolls for a good spin after she shared a Republic Day greet on the micro-blogging website on the occasion of India's Independence Day. The original tweet, which has now been deleted, was a stock Republic Day greeting, sourced from Shutterstock. Gupta later claimed her account had been hacked. She wrote on Twitter a couple of hours later that she had gained back control of her account.
"Account hacked please don't open or respond to any DM through this account," she wrote. Gupta added, "Finally got the account back. Thanks to a lot of people who informed on on IG (P.S-don't change your password if you get a mail about any suspicious activity on twitter and asks you to change the password as that can lead to hacking)."
She also took a dig at all the trolls who had commented on the initial goof-up. She wrote, "Happy Independence Day... (thanks for telling an airforce daughter that she knows otherwise) y'all trollers are too much." Several Twitter users had pointed out the error in response to the original tweet.
One person had written, "It's not Republic Day ma'am. It's Independence Day." Another wrote, "Didi, Parade ka wait mat karna TV chalu karke." There were others who jokingly wrote, "Yes.. Happy New Year to you too", and "Did you mean, Happy Ganesh Chaturthi?"