Amid outrage over Samantha meme, Pooja Hegde says her Instagram hacked

The meme triggered massive outrage from Samantha’s fans

pooja-insta Pooja Hegde | via Instagram/@poojahegde

Actress Pooja Hegde revealed that her Instagram account was hacked, and that her digital team has now retrieved it. In the tweet, she had also urged followers to not share any personal information with the hacker.

Her tweet read, "Hi guys, so I’ve been informed by my team that my insta account has been hacked and my digital team is helping me with it. Please do not accept any invitations or pass out any personal information out to the person asking. Thank you (sic)."

After retrieving the account, she tweeted: "Spent the last hour stressing about the safety of my Instagram account. Thanking my technical team for instant help at this hour. Finally, got my hands back on my Instagram. Any message, follow back or post in d past hour from my account has been done will be undone. Ty (sic)."

Pooja revealed this after a meme about actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu was shared from her account, triggering massive outrage from Samantha’s fans.  In collage of photos from Samantha's Majili, that was posted on Pooja’s Instagram stories, the comment read: "I don't find her pretty at all."

On the work front, Pooja Hegde is waiting the release of her film Most Eligible Bachelor starring Akhil Akkineni, Samantha’s brother-in-law.

This was enough to prompt a Twitter hashtag #PoojaMustApologizeSamantha with angry fans demanding an apology from Pooja. Looks like Samantha’s fans are not buying into Pooja’s explanation of an account hack.