Janhvi Kapoor Shares How Positive Reviews Made Her Teary-Eyed Because Trolls Have Been Incessant And Ruthless
We know that for the most part, everything that we do in life, there are always going to be pros and cons. In every opportunity we take, in every decision we make, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Even with something you love, there are going to be the bits that you don’t love. And I say this after having chosen my profession with my own will, and still getting put off in the mornings when I see cases of violence against women piling up on my desk. Call it an occupational hazard, or just a part and parcel of my line of work, but nothing we do ever makes us immune to certain experiences that come along with it.
And for celebrities, that experience is to be at the brunt of online trolls and deal with their incessant nasty comments. Crawling into people’s lives like pests and termites, setting a camp and eating away at celebrities’ peace of mind with their harsh comments, online trolls are as inescapable as they are undesirable. What once used to be a way to show subtle difference of opinion, has now become a full-fledged battlefield, where insensitive words are wielded, with the purpose of pricking where it hurts.
The recent victim to such shameless and unsolicited trolling has been Gunjan Saxena actress, Janhvi Kapoor, who opened up about just how unbothered she tries to be in the face of online trolling and doesn’t let it make her bitter. This was after the actress had recently received a few ruthless and inconsiderate comments about the passing of her mother, Sridevi.
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Janhvi shared, “I don’t allow myself to get bitter about it. When my first film came I even got comments like…good that your mother is not around to see this…I can’t allow myself to get bitter or hurt. I’d rather see the criticism as an opportunity to better myself. I would rather live in a bubble where everything is okay and then try to improve myself.” And the fact that people, sitting anonymously behind their computer screens, tugging and playing at other people’s emotions without any remorse, is proof that compassion and kindness are just values left for textbooks.
However, still taking that negativity in her stride and only focusing on the positives, Janhvi also spoke about the success of her recent release – Gunjan Saxena and said, ““Reading some reviews I had tears in my eyes. I didn’t realize how much this acceptance would mean to me. We all say it is enough to work hard and that is enough of a reward. But we all need the audiences’ acceptance.” In fact, she also shared how if her mother really was around, she’d be sending the positive reviews to all of her family, but now her father, Boney Kapoor, has taken up the job.
The actress will next be seen starring in the sequel of Dostana, alongside actors like Kartik Aaryan and Lakshya.