An Angry Hacker Takes Over Imtiaz Ali’s Wiki Page to Abuse Him
Imtiaz Ali, Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan promoting <i>Jab Harry Met Sejal.</i>
Imtiaz Ali, Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan promoting Jab Harry Met Sejal.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
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An Angry Hacker Takes Over Imtiaz Ali’s Wiki Page to Abuse Him

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal hasn’t met the expectations that come with an Imtiaz-SRK-Anushka starrer. Critics weren’t too kind and fans were too confused by the story and the characters, resulting in a poor box office opening. But the film’s failure seems to have upset one cinephile a lot more than the others. A miscreant changed Imtiaz Ali’s name to ch***ya on the filmmaker’s official Wikipedia page.

A snapshot of Imitiaz Ali’s official Wikipedia page.&nbsp;
A snapshot of Imitiaz Ali’s official Wikipedia page. 
(Photo: Screengrab from Wikipedia)
As you can see, in place of Imtiaz’s name above his image, sits a grumbling expletive. 
Imitiaz Ali’s Wikipedia page.&nbsp;
Imitiaz Ali’s Wikipedia page. 
(Photo: Screenshot)

Well, that’s one disgruntled fan. But Wikipedia seems to have caught on rather quickly. The page was taken down briefly and cleaned up, but we managed to capture a quick snapshot as proof.

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