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Updated on: Thursday, August 05, 2021, 11:39 AM IST

Farhan Akhtar mistakenly congratulates Indian women’s hockey team for winning bronze at Tokyo Olympics

The Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed the Olympic medal after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze.
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Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu on Thursday celebrated the Indian men's hockey team's bronze medal win at the Tokyo Olympics, saying that they have made the country proud.

The Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed the Olympic medal after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match at the ongoing Games at Tokyo.

However, amid the virtual celebrations on social media, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar mistakenly congratulated the Indian women’s hockey team, who are yet to play for the bronze.

He wrote, “Go girls!!! So proud of #teamIndia for showing exemplary fighting spirit and bringing in our 4th medal .. super stuff.”

He later deleted the tweet and posted it without the “go girls” part.

Needless to say, Farhan was brutally trolled for his gaffe, given that he essayed the role of late Indian track and field sprinter Milkha Singh, in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, who represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Farhan was last seen in the sports drama 'Toofaan'.

Directed by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, 'Toofaan' revolves around the journey of a local goon, Ajju Bhai (Farhan) becoming a professional boxer, Aziz Ali.

Actors Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal are also a part of the movie, which released on Amazon Prime Video on July 16.

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Published on: Thursday, August 05, 2021, 11:39 AM IST
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