Last week Archana Vijaya was back in the news as the super talented VJ was spotted in an interview with Indian captain Virat Kohli. Kohli and Vijaya have been friends for close to a decade and it showed as they had a fun interview. But a viral photo which apparently showed Kohli ogling at Viajay’s ripped jeans made the rounds. So now Archana Vijaya reacts to her viral photo with Virat Kohli !
“My first thought was: Oh my God, are people trying that hard to make headlines? Are people so starved to bring people down?
“Virat has had such a remarkable growth as a cricketer. We all admire his amazing discipline. He has such clarity of thought and look at what people did,” she told intoday.in.
“We were playing a round of rapid fire and the poor guy was just trying to cheat by looking at the cue card. It was the cue card he was looking at,” she fumed.
“The most disappointing thing about the whole episode was that serious news outlets covered it. It trivialises journalism.”
“I was there when Virat made his debut. And we share that rapport, that camaraderie.
“When he saw me, he asked, ‘Dude, where were you last year? Welcome back!’ That’s the sort of ease we have,” she said.
“In India, women are kind of objectified so you have to make your work load harder. It’s a constant challenge and the mindset needs to change. And the change needs to start at the top.”
In such a male dominated space, Archana Vijaya is an inspiration for all girls who want to make a career in the sports arena. Not only has she survived but instead thrived as she has gone on to become one of the most recognizable faces on Indian television.
We applaud her and hope that she attains much more success in the future.