Although, the actress didn't react much on the issue till date, she has now come up with a strong statement expressing her displeasure at the entire incident.
"I don't know what to make out of it. It's upsetting, no doubt. To be targeted and bullied by goons, if I call them that. It was very hurtful. It's sad that a self-made, successful woman can be degraded and downgraded to nothing more than a distraction or a 'Mandakini' who is destroying someone's concentration," said Anushka.
She further added, "At the same time, you are doubting the credibility and passion of one of your brightest players. Who I know, has so much passion for this game, that he went and performed in a match on the day his father died. People don't understand the enormity of that. For them it was just about someone playing a match they don't realise what all goes on behind that."
It seems the incident has badly hurt Anushka and Virat both as she said, "We put in a lot of struggle to reach a certain position. People just see the good parts and they think it's okay to say mean things. It's sad. We need to have some basic sensitivity towards everyone, but I think intelligent people, I am not saying educated because even they behave quite stupidly, evolved and civilised people know how to behave in such situations and I don't think the others have any significance in the society in any case."