Pooja Bhatt receives death and rape threats; makes her Instagram account private

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Pooja Bhatt has been facing a lot of backlash amidst the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case. The nepotism debate had taken an ugly turn when all the star kids and their family were bashed after Sushant Singh Rajput was said to have committed suicide due to professional reasons. Looks like Pooja is done with the chaos as she has made her Instagram private.

Before making her Instagram handle private, Pooja had penned down a lengthy note that read, “This has to be said. Instagram seems to have become a place where people anonymously & otherwise use their access to hurl abuse, threaten rape and goad you to ‘go die’. I used to ignore this sort of talk as I always believed that only people who are in pain themselves want to hurt another and also if you accept love, you must accept criticism too. But is someone wishing you and you family death, constructive criticism or just an attempt at vile cyber bullying? I have been advised to turn off all comments but by doing that you block out all the positive, well meaning constructive feedback as well. Why should I push back the people who give me good vibes for the ones that only spew venom towards people in general? But what I have done now is make my account private. You want access to my world? Make a request.”

She had further written, “As for wishing me death, the same God and Universe that watches over you, watches over me as well. I will pass when life decides for me. And as long as life keeps me breathing I will live to the optimum and revel in the now. We seem to have become a pathetic lot…. spewing abuse, inciting violence, following agendas of manufactured hate like sheep. We are still in the middle of a pandemic. People are dying in huge numbers every day… due to COVID, hunger, depression and unemployment. But those lives lost don’t seem to concern the haters. Their hate is what consumes them instead. But yet, I wish them well. May they heal. May they hurt less. May they reclaim the humanity they were born with yet choose to toss aside. May they live… Healthy, long lives.”

Pooja Bhatt will be seen next in ‘Sadak 2’ that also stars her sister Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt.

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