If we were to ask you to name an actress who never got trolled for her pictures or posts on social media, we are sure you will have a difficult time and give up before even trying to much. Actress Mandira Bedi is one of those lucky ones who gets a lot of attention from trollers each time she shares a picture of her. Most stars stay away from reacting or getting into a debate with these miscreants but does that mean it doesn’t affect them? Talking about the same, Mandira revealed that getting trolled online feels like an assault and she has realised that Indian men are cowards.
“I had enough cases of men judging me for entering their territory but it was largely face to face, so I had a chance to give it back to them,” Mandira said in a statement. But the actress said that things have changed in the digital era where anyone can point out a finger at anyone and say whatever they feel like, without caring about hurting someone’s sentiments or worrying about getting caught or called out. Mandira said, “Now things have changed because with social media, anonymity comes to their rescue. But what I have experienced over these years is that Indian men are cowards. Usually, I don’t pay attention to such comments because on one hand I have women who call me their inspiration and on the other hand I have body shaming comments by men.”
The actress was on “MTV Troll Police” when she spoke about her experience with trollers online. “Even though I prefer to ignore it but at times, it is very disturbing to read such comments especially with the kind of language trolls use. It feels like an assault. The behaviour of these trolls is stemming from the poor upbringing where women are objectified and confined inside the four walls,” she added. While the show was being hosted by Rannvijay Singha all this while, actress Zareen Khan, who herself was one of the guests on the show where she had a face off with one of her trollers, will host the episode with Mandira.
(With inputs from IANS)