The IPL 2019 match between SRH and RCB suddenly changed the life of a common girl Deepika Ghose. She is neither related to any cricketer nor is a celebrity. But all of a sudden she became the point of attraction as during the match the cameraman panned her multiple times. Instantly her following on social media rose and she became an internet celebrity overnight.
Her number of followers rose to such an extent that even Instagram gave her the verified status. Within a week of her appearance on camera, Deepika Ghose had celebrity status, the one which she never expected nor wanted.
Deepika Is Irked By Her New Status
But is the girl happy with her newfound status? She finally has come out with her side of truth which is not at all very good. In her Instagram post, the girl says, “My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE.”
It has not been the first time that she went to watch an IPL match. She has been watching RCB matches for years in a row and never for a minute thought that this year could be any different for her.
Deepika said, “I did not want any recognition or realize the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it.”
Deepika Was Shocked By All The Instant Fame
Deepika Ghose is a talented artist, entrepreneur and a stylist and does not consider being on television for watching an IPL match any sort of achievement. While speaking about the increase in her Instagram follower count, she said, “I am as much in shock as all of you.”
She further says, “While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma, and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful.”
The negative attention that this unwanted fame has brought really disturbed Ghose as the unsolicited male attention has been almost lecherous and lewd. Shockingly enough, the negativity also came from women.
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My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE. It all started on the Saturday of the RCBxSRH IPL match. I have been attending RCB matches for many years. It has become a family tradition to watch, cheer and support our Bengaluru team. When we went for the match on May 4th, I did not expect it to be different. I did not want any recognition or realise the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it. I have much to be proud of – I am a kind, artistic & hardworking woman. I am well educated, well-travelled and well loved by my friends and family. I have many talents and have excelled at my work as a stylist and as a dancer/teacher/entrepreneur. I do NOT consider being seen on TV at an IPL match an achievement. Many people ask me how my life has changed. It has NOT! The only thing that has changed is the number of my Instagram followers. I am as much in shock as all of you. While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful. Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick & cruel you have been to say mean things to & about me without even knowing me. I AM ONE OF YOU! The world desperately needs more women supporting & uplifting each other. I am appalled by how I have been judged & condemned instead of being given a compassionate hearing. Stop & think about how it is as a girl to have been subjected to this unwanted attention. So many people have asked me why they should follow me – and you are right to question this. Now that this has happened, I am going to turn this into something genuine, meaningful & fabulous. Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
Condemned For Being Herself
Deepika Ghose is shocked by the hate she has received from the women and by the mean and negative things they have said about her even without knowing her. The girl is disturbed and unhappy because since her images at the IPL match became viral, men and women both have judged and condemned her unnecessarily and that too just because she was enjoying and being herself.
Ghose has decided to take this all positively and hopes that all the love and following she has received will turn into something productive.