Actress Kangana Ranaut slammed popular author and columnist Shobha De for her mocking tweet on Indian athletes at Rio Olympics, calling it "disheartening".

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Speaking at a press conference, Kangana expressed her disappointment said,

“It is a very disturbing thing to say to people, who are representing us. It can be also a very personal opinion but being such a credible author and a powerful woman who people look up to, for someone like that saying this is disheartening…”

She also hoped that the the statement doesn't bring down the morale of the Indian Olympians at Rio. 

This was Shobha De's  initial tweet that caused outrage among many.