Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma who landed in a controversy after mis-spelling late former President A P J Abdul Kalam's name in her tweets, today termed her action as "an honest mistake" while maintaining that her intention and feelings should not be misconstrued.
While expressing grief over the demise of Kalam, who passed away on Monday, Anushka spelt the Missile Man's name incorrectly on micro-blogging site Twitter.
"Very sad to hear about the passing of ABJ Kalam Azad.
Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul. May his soul RIP," she had posted on Twitter while paying tribute to the former President.
Anushka realised her mistake soon and tried to rectify it, but in vain. She got the name wrong again. She deleted her previous tweets and got the renowned defence scientist's name right only in the third attempt.
The 27-year-old personality faced the wrath of Twitteraties for the slip-up.
"It was an honest mistake. My intention...my feelings can't be misconstrued. But I know with what intention I was writing," Anushka told reporters at an event here this evening.
The 'NH 10' actress hit back at social media users who lambasted her over the error, dubbing them "cowards".
"I don't want to pay attention to cowards who hide behind computer screens...with fake names. If you want to say things come and say it on my face," Anushka said.