In an article on a men’s lifestyle website a reporter labeled Indian cricketer Karthik, who got married to Pallikal earlier this year, as an unattractive man married to an attractive woman.
Apart from Karthik, the article also listed Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan who is married to beauty queen Aishwarya Rai and Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik who is married to India’s tennis star Sania Mirza along with several others.
The categorization of his husband as an unattractive man infuriated Pallikal. In a tweet, she lambasted the reporter and advised him to write sensible articles:
— Dipika P Karthik (@DipikaPallikal) December 13, 2015