Bollywood superstar Salman Khan took to social media to promote the new Sushmita Sen-starrer web series, Aarya, but he ended up being at the receiving end of abuses of netizens.
In the clip he shared on Saturday, Salman said: "Ek baar jo maine pehla episode dekh liya, uske baad, saare episode dekhe bina, main nahi uthta."The line renders a quirky twist to his popular Wanted dialogue: "Ek baar jo maine commitment kar di, toh phir main khudki bhi nahi sunta." The star captioned the video, which currently has over 1.4 million views on the photo-sharing website: "Swagat toh karo Aarya ka! What a comeback and what a show! Congratulations @Sushmitasen47 aur dher saara pyaar!"
However, this did not go down with a lot of netizens as they trolled the actor for his choice of films and not giving hits.
Sushmita's performance in Aarya also left Shilpa Shetty Kundra in complete awe of her. Taking to Instagram, Shilpa on Sunday penned an appreciation post for Sushmita, calling her "tigress".
"This lockdown has taught me a few things, the first being how important it is to appreciate, if you do then acknowledge and also praise. I feel, we are so miserly with praise... so (Sunday) binge watched 'Aarya' and I have to say I'm so so happy to see you back (with a bang). Sushmita, what a splendid job, such a nuanced performance... loved every bit," Shilpa wrote.
Shilpa did not stop here. She continued her post by showering Sushmita with more kind words. "Wishing you more success in all your endeavours, because you deserve it all. So proud and love you my tigress... you have conquered and how. Wishing you all the luck my friend," Shilpa added.
Appreciation Post This Lockdown has taught me a few things, the first being how important it is to appreciate, if you do then acknowledge and also Praise. I feel, we are so miserly with praise... so (Sunday) binge watched #Aarya, and I have to say I’m soooo sooo happy to see you back (with a bang) @sushmitasen47! WWWHHHAATTT a splendid job, such a nuanced performance... loved every bit! @madhvaniram your grasp on the craft shines through, brilliantly cast and @sikandarkher you were soo good . Aarya is a must watch! Lots has changed since this photo, what’s not, is your your indomitable spirit Sush, your strength to overcome every hurdle and your pure love Wishing you more success in all your endeavours, because you deserve it all. So proud and love you my Tigress... you have conquered and how! Wishing you all the luck my friend. #friends #unconditionallove #love #gratitude #praise
Along with it, she posted a picture in which the beauties can be seen sharing smiles with each other. Responding to Shilpa's post, Sushmita wrote, "You are truly beautiful woman. Thank you so much @theshilpashetty for being ever gracious and genuinely one of a kind."
Aarya is a family crime-thriller drama directed by Neerja fame filmmaker Ram Madhvani.