Seems like a pretty innocent tweet, yeah? Except, this is not the original version – Shahid Kapoor had, at first, misspelled “girlgang” and typed “girlgand” instead. It makes for a pretty unfortunate but still highly hilarious typo (FYI “gand” means “ass” in Hindi :P). The actor quickly noticed, deleted and re-posted it with the correct spelling – but not before it created all the rage and started trending on Twitter! And the best part? This happened on the eve of Mausam‘s release. What perfect, unintended PR!
So #girlgand was trending on Twitter yesterday and even a part of today, I believe. The latest spin-off has been the tag #replaceawordinafilmtitlewith #girlgand, and the results are highly amusing. So yeah, seemed to be an unfortunate tweet at first, but it turned out well – everyone got a good laugh out of it, it was free publicity, and Shahid seemed to be a decently good sport about it.
Let’s hope his film Mausam creates as much rage as his typo has!