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If you have been following Rashmika Mandanna on Instagram, you’d know that she is extremely popular on social media and her fans adore her. A fan once traveled around 900km to her residence in Karnataka just to see her. This is the madness that her fans have for her. Rashmika Mandanna made her acting debut in 2016 with the Kannada hit Kirik Party and she will soon make her Bollywood debut with Mission Majnu, a spy-thriller, opposite Sidharth Malhotra.
However, like other actors, she too has been a victim of brutal trolling online. Rashmika, in her latest interview, opened up on the incessant trolling she has had to go through from time to time. She said that it gets suffocating when people are talking about your body, your skin, your relationship. She added that you feel like ‘you’re stripped naked in front of so many people.’
Here are five such instances when she was trolled online:
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Recently, Rashmika was spotted at the Mumbai airport in a T-shirt dress along with hot pants and white sneakers. People were insensitive enough to slam her for not wearing full pants.
Bashed For Ogling At Vicky Kaushal’s Underwear In An Ad
Rashmika had featured for a men’s underwear brand in a TV commercial opposite Vicky Kaushal but the content of the TV commercial didn’t go down well with the viewers who chose to troll her for staring at his underwear strap in the ad.
Trolled For Not Wearing A Mask And ‘Overacting’
A while back, she was spotted on the streets of Mumbai. She forgot her mask as she got out of the car. As soon as she realized it, she covered her face with her hands. People trolled Rashmika for her expressions and called her out for ‘overacting’.
Questioned For Not Speaking In Kannada
Rashmika’s film Dear Comrade was released in four South Indian languages, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. While promoting the film, Rashmika said that she found it difficult to speak the language Kannada, which didn’t go down well with Kannadigas.
Called A ‘Dagar’
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She had a bad experience when she shared her childhood photos on Instagram. A troll called her a ‘dagar,’ which means prostitute in Kannada. She gave it back to him and said that ‘no actor deserves this crap.’ She wrote, “I don’t know what you guys get out of doing this to us actors. Is it because we are the soft targets for you? The public figure doesn’t mean you can target us ruthlessly. A lot of you keep saying- ignore the bad comments or trolls and I generally ‘do’. Say anything you want about our work- you have the right but no one has any right to say anything about our families or our personal lives. No actor deserves this crap. Because let me tell you this, being an actor is not easy. Each and every profession deserves the utmost respect. I think people should first start respecting one another.”
We think this is unfair and uncalled for. It’s high time that we put a full stop to trolling because it can affect anyone mentally.