Virat Kohli’s hotel room in Perth intruded, person makes video and shares on social media

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India batter and former skipper Virat Kohli on Monday narrated how his hotel room was videographed by someone and put up on social media, during his stay in Perth for the ongoing T20 World Cup. While he was not there, someone entered his room and all of Kohli’s accessories and wardrobe were put on display. Kohli posted a lengthy post on Instagram, saying there should be a respect for someone’s privacy and no one should be treated as a “commodity” for entertainment.
The Hotel, Crown Towers, in Perth have come out with a statement , saying all individuals involved in this incident have been stood down and they are working alongside the Indian men’s cricket team and ICC. “We unreservedly apologise to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident. Crown has taken immediate steps to rectify the issue. The individuals involved have been stood down and removed from the Crown account, and the original video was swiftly removed from the social media platform,”said the statement, as quoted by ESPNCricInfo.
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In his Instagram post, Kohli had said: “I understand that fans get very happy and excited seeing their favourite players and get excited to meet them and I’ve always appreciated that. But this video here is appalling and it’s made me feel very paranoid about my privacy,” Kohli wrote in his Instagram post. “If I cannot have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I really expect any personal space at all?? I’m NOT okay with this kind of fanaticism and absolute invasion of privacy. Please respect people’s privacy and not treat them as a commodity for entertainment,” he added.
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Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma too is furious over the video leak. Taking to Insta, she wrote , “Have experienced a few incidents where some fans have shown no compassion or grace in the past but this really is the worst thing. An absolute disgrace and violation of a human being and anyone who sees this and thinks celebrity ho toh deal Karna padega (If you are a celebrity then you will have to deal with this) should know that you are also part of the problem.” She added, “Exercising some self-control helps everyone. Also, if this is happening in your bedroom then where is the line?”