Nivin Pauly’s first straight Tamil film Richie releases this weekend and the actor was seen giving a slew of interviews promoting the movie. The movie features Nivin as local rowdy, Shraddha Srinath and Natty co-star in the movie, directed by Gautham Ramachandran. In a recent interview to NDTV Tamil Cinema, the anchor who is known for her quirky pranks, pulled a quick one on Nivin, calling him by his competitor’s name Dulquer Salmaan. The anchor further explains in the interview that she wanted to show how cool Nivin was by playing along. Throughout the interview, Nivin is his charming self, playing games and talking about his peers and his Kollywood plans. Watch the full interview here:

However, a part of this video was trimmed and shared in social media to indicate that the Tamil anchor had called him Dulquer by mistake. The video became viral and it’s been raining trolls on the anchor for her ‘apparent’ mistake. It is to be noted that the anchor has recently met Nivin for another promotional activity for the same movie. Several mainstream Malayalam publications have reported about the controversy and the Malayalam Superstar Nivin is yet to comment on it.