Tisca Chopra apologised for making an enormous gaffe on Saturday as she congratulated Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for successful the silver medal within the 49 kg class on the Tokyo Olympics. The actor erroneously used the photograph of Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah, who took residence the bronze medal, whereas wishing Mirabai.
Instantly after placing out the tweet, Tisca Chopra was criticised on-line for utilizing the incorrect image of Mirabai Chanu. She has now deleted the put up.
Replying to 1 Twitter person who identified her mistake, Tisca wrote, “Sorry – made a mistake.” In response to a different, she wrote, “Glad you guys had enjoyable! That was a real mistake, am so sorry .. nonetheless doesn’t imply I’m not happy with @mirabai_chanu on the #TokyoOlympics .. and of the remainder of our contingent.”
The Tokyo Olympics are Mirabai’s second Olympics; she additionally participated within the Rio Olympics 5 years in the past however couldn’t win. On Saturday, she claimed the silver medal within the 49 kg class with a complete of 202 kg (87 kg, 115 kg). It’s India’s second Olympic medal within the sport after Karnam Malleswari’s bronze that got here 21 years in the past on the Sydney Video games.
A number of Bollywood stars, together with Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Suniel Shetty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Anil Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and Abhishek Bachchan congratulated Mirabai. In an announcement shared on Twitter, she known as the win a ‘dream come true’ for her. “I want to dedicate this medal to my nation and want to thank the billion prayers of all Indians which have been with me throughout this journey,” she mentioned, thanking her household, coach and others.
Tisca is thought for movies similar to Taare Zameen Par, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Love Breakups Zindagi and Ankur Arora Homicide Case. She has additionally acted in tv exhibits similar to Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani and 24.
(With inputs from PTI)