Actors Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Saumya Tandon were a few names who reportedly refused to promote any political party in lieu of money on social media. In a sting operation done by Cobra Post recently, 36 industry members including Sunny Leone, Shakti Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Mahima Chaudhary, Ameesha Patel, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood and Rakhi Sawant among others, agreed to help and give voice to the agendas of political parties on social media in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for money. However, a few strictly refused to sell their conscience and now Twitter is filled with praises for the ones.

The video recordings of various celebrities suggested that they were not interested in falling for the bait and show fake support to the political parties. The web portal tweeted the same and wrote, “While we saw all these celebs succumbing to the lure of money and agreeing to indulge in this unethical and unlawful practice, there were some notable exceptions, though. When we approached Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Raza Murad and Saumya Tandon with our proposition, these celebs chose to go by their conscience and straightaway refused to play ball.”

Here’s how Twitterati have reacted to the news:

Meanwhile, actress Mini Mathur took to Twitter and shared how people who have no relation with the sting operation are being trolled unnecessarily.

Even write Apurva Asrani expressed his view on the sting operation. He wrote on Twitter: “Almost all the big names approached by #OperationKaraoke refused to sell their souls. It’s mostly the small fries, the ‘has beens’, who sold out. And while actors are known to dance for money, an exposè on news professionals who wreak havoc with paid news would be the real deal.”