In the midst of the currency ban that’s taken over the country, people of the Internet have found a way to keep calm and carry on. We use the term ‘calm’ in its loosest sense. It involves someone named Sonam Gupta, whose alleged ‘bewafai’ (unfaithfulness) is sending Twitter into a meltdown.
We don’t know who Sonam Gupta is or if she exists for real. But here’s how this viral story began.
A while ago, a picture of an old, worn out Rs. 10 note made its way online. It stood out because someone had written the words ‘Sonam Gupta bewafa hai’ in Hindi on it. Now, months (and a ban on Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes) later, the same words have made a comeback.
Written on a brand new Rs. 2000 note were these words – ‘Sonam Gupta bewafa hai’. Guess hell hath no fury like woman or man scorned.
And thus, Twitter found itself a muse. ‘Sonam Gupta’ became a trending topic because tweeple really had a lot to say about this woman they didn’t even know.
Government of India should declare Sonam Gupta as National Bewafa of India! 😂 pic.twitter.com/sJNJvF5JMs
— Ishita. (@KajuKatli__) November 13, 2016
Sonam Gupta bewafa hai – Salman Khan pic.twitter.com/B8LHO0rCGh
— Dexter (@dex_t_er) November 14, 2016
PROUD MOMENT FOR INDIA:
Queen of England declares Sonam Gupta as “International Bewafa” ! pic.twitter.com/QWNxcyUS97
— Finger of India (@IndiaFinger) November 14, 2016
Amitabh – Zindgi to bewafa hai, ek din thukrayegi
Tweep – Sonam Gupta bewafa hai
— Piyush Khurana (@piyushkhurana0) November 14, 2016
Exclusive photo of the person who wrote ‘Sonam Gupta bewafa hai’ even on the new note. pic.twitter.com/OcPVaYnqWE
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) November 14, 2016
Guy – tum Gupta ji se pyar karti ho?
Sonam – haan
Guy – sonam, gupta bewafa hai !!
— Certified Kameena (@shubhansh1504) November 13, 2016
— Sonam gupta (@dwivedi_ji12) November 13, 2016
Sonam Gupta is still BEWAFA 😛 pic.twitter.com/fzO6gatuNe
— Rahul Singh (@Itz_RahulSingh) November 13, 2016
Sonam Gupta is World famous Bewafa😂😂 pic.twitter.com/305OLuVk10
— Gब्बR 🇮🇳 (@imAbhishek_J) November 14, 2016
— Vijay Kumar Sharma (@vjsharma1620) November 15, 2016
Hai to Hai Bewafa..Sonam Gupta! pic.twitter.com/1u6TmBv0rt
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) November 13, 2016
We feel you, Sonam Gupta, whoever you are, wherever you are.