EXCLUSIVE: Ananya Panday opens up about trolls: I was called a boy, ‘flat screen’
Ananya Panday is one of the rising stars in Bollywood. Along with being a stellar actress Ananya also has a very strong social media presence. But, social media has its pros and cons, one of which is trolling and Ananya has faced it all. The Pati Patni Aur Woh actress revealed in an exclusive interview with us that she is not completely immune to trolling but she is getting there.
Ananya Panday opened up about being trolled online and developing a thick skin over time. But she is still a work in progress when it comes to being immune to the negativity that is stirred online, she told Bollywood Bubble, “It is an ongoing process, I can’t say that it still doesn’t hurt me because I feel like I am pretty thick skin. But I feel like still one day when you are not in the right frame of mind; if something happened at work and then on top of that you see something then it can hurt you.”
She added, “there are days like that where I ask ‘but why? what did I do that is like so wrong that people’ and feel like when people attack your personality that is the worst thing. So it does hurt when people say, ‘her voice is so irritating’, ‘why is she talking like this” But Ananya feels that positivity is the only way through, “Just be as positive as you can be and kind as you can be. Make sure you dont make someone feel that way.”
Ananya opened up that she was called a boy, flat screen and many other names at a time when she was very young ad just developing her self confidence. But she is in the process of accepting herself and loving herself to the point where what other’s say would not matter at all, “The only way to deal with it is, I think you have to learn to filter out the good comments from the bad ones. What is positive criticism and you can actually work on.” Ananya said that she very fond of social media and that is the place where she gets a lot of love from her fans. She enjoys posting pictures and sharing her life with her fans, but she also maintains the balance that this is not her ‘whole life’ but just a part of it.