New Delhi: After falling prey to social media trolls for quite some time now, actress Anushka Sharma has found a way to deal with them. The means which the lady has started implementing is to not pay much heed to them. She said that she is no longer bothered by them.
Be it for her looks or her on and off relationship with cricketer Virat Kohli, Anushka has faced criticism many times. Things once became so bad that she was called a "bad omen" for being by her rumoured beau Virat's side during the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final in Melbourne.
But does she get affected now? The actress answered in the negative to the question.
"If you are chauvinistic mind, you will not be able to take the fact there is a strong, successful girl... I have been trolled multiple times and it doesn't affect me anymore,"
Anushka told IANS over phone.
The Band Baaja Baaraat star, 28, says that trollers who go after actresses just want to feel better by calling them "dumb or stupid".
"That probably gives them a satisfaction that makes them feel like they are more intelligent. So, I think it's something that is very sad and which reflects their social upbringing and their personalities,"
But Anushka, who is currently riding high on the success of her latest release film Sultan starring Salman Khan, says she prefers not to respond to trolls.
"One cannot respond to these things seriously because it's just from a person who is writing something because one must have had a bad day, is pissed off, had a fight with the girlfriend or maybe got dumped... The easy way to act out is to strike somebody who wouldn't probably answer back to you and wouldn't fall down to you level,"
The NH10 star finds it really sad that the trollers usually attack girls "thinking she is a softer target".
Recently, filmmaker Vikram Bhatt took it upon himself to slam actor Kamaal R Khan for his derogatory tweets against actresses.
With IANS inputs