Mumbai: On Tuesday afternoon, the hashtag #AsliSonaArrested started trending on Twitter after a video of actress Sonakshi Sinha wearing handcuffs went viral.
In the video doing the rounds on social media, the actress is cuffed, with her hands behind her. "You can't arrest me like this. Do you know who I am? I have not done anything. How can you arrest me like that?" She screams in the video.
While Sonakshi's face is not clearly visible in the 10-second clip, which focuses only on her hands, the voice shouting "How can you arrest me like that?" is clearly hers.
The video left the actress' fans confused. While many took to social media, wondering what was going on, and if the video was genuine, some actually started speculating if the "Dabangg" girl was in trouble and needed help.
All through, Sonakshi chose to stay silent, and the hashtag #AsliSonaArrested kept trending on Twitter. The authenticity of the video, too, is yet to be confirmed at the time of going to press.
But finally, the actress confirmed that the video was a part of the promotion of her upcoming advertisement.
Sonakshi cleared the air with an Instagram post that revealed that the video was a gimmick to seek public attention to the ad.
“YEAH... I got arrested!!! WHY, you ask? - BECAUSE ITS A CRIME TO LOOK THIS GOOD!!!! SO excited to announce that I'm the face for POSE by @myglamm , their new collection of camera-ready HD makeup. It makes you look so good, you can POSE whenever, wherever!,” wrote the actress with a video on her latest ad.
YEAH... I got arrested!!! WHY, you ask? - BECAUSE ITS A CRIME TO LOOK THIS GOOD!!!! SO excited to announce that I'm the face for POSE by @myglamm , their new collection of camera-ready HD makeup. It makes you look so good, you can POSE whenever, wherever! #MyGlamm #POSE #POSEMakeup #POSEHDMakeup #HDMakeup #Makeup #CameraReady #InstaMakeup #CrueltyFreeMakeup #VeganBeauty #AsliSonaArrested #WhereIsSonakshiSinha
On the work front, Sonakshi's latest release, "Khandaani Shafakhana" is presently running in theatres. The actress is busy promoting her upcoming flick "Mission Mangal," where she will be seen alongside Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Kirti Kulhari, Taapsee Pannu and Nithya Menon. She has also started shooting for "Dabangg 3" with Salman Khan.
(With added inputs from IANS)