Shilpa Shetty wishes happy “Independence Day” on Republic day of India, our celebs seriously need to boost general knowledge

India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday across the country with great enthusiasm. Meanwhile, Bollywood actress and yoga enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra made a goof-up while wishing her fans on Republic Day.

Shilpa got confused and wished happy Independence Day on Republic day of India. Looks like Shilpa mixed up Republic Day with Independence day and wrote ‘swatantra’ (Freedom) in her tweet. The actress got trolled by netizens after she confused the word ‘Gantantra’ (republic) with ‘Swatantra’ (freedom). On the 72nd Republic Day of India, the 45-year-old actor took to Twitter to extend warm wishes to her fans and followers. The tweet, in which she used the word ‘swatantra’, instead of ‘gantantra’ (republic), went viral in no time.

Although she later corrected her tweet, the trolls showed no mercy in calling out the ignorance of the actor. She tweeted, “Bahattarwe (72nd) Gantantra Diwas ki dheron shubhkaamnayein. Happy Republic Day to every Indian. Let’s pledge to uphold the rights & duties that our constitution has given us… not only for ourselves, but also for each of our fellow citizens… Jai Hind! Swasth rahiye, mast rahiye, mask pehen kar surakshit rahiye.”

The netizens trolled the ‘Dhadhkan’ actor in their own unique ways. Check out some of the tweets here:

Earlier Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, A.R. Rahman, among several others had also wished their followers on Instagram and Twitter. Republic Day is celebrated in India every year on 26 January to commemorate the day the Constitution of the nation came into effect. Though we gained independence on August 15, 1947, nascent India did not have its own laws which were drafted and finally adopted in the year 1950.

Dharam Sikarwar
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