This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
The people of Lucknow are known for their tehzeeb (etiquettes). But Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma’s experience with a locally run website from the city, has been quite different.
Following constant harassment through falsities in articles on a website called bollygupshup.org, Evelyn has filed a complaint with Mr Dinesh Yadav, nodal officer, and head of Cyber Crime Cell of Lucknow Police, Uttar Pradesh.
The said website, run by Lucknow-based Gagan Deep Mishra alias Akash Deep Mishra, had put up various articles on Evelyn within a span of a week, attacking her with false statements.
They incorrectly claimed that the actress has undergone plastic surgery, was part of a film titled Joker, as well as put up a false age, on the pretext of picking content from Wikipedia and IMDB, without verification.
Moreover, the website often ‘tagged’ Evelyn on her Twitter account in the web links of these articles containing the fabricated information, in an apparent attempt to intimidate the actress on social media.
Requests for corrections by Evelyn’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar were ignored by the website, after which he filed a complaint with the cyber cops on behalf of the actress.
Since Evelyn is residing in Mumbai, the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) in Mumbai has also been informed. The Police complaints may be followed up with legal action for defamation.