Mumbai: National crush and the ‘Next Big Thing’ Rashmika Mandanna is on a roll currently. The actress enjoys with a massive appeal across all quarters. She recently took to her social media, taking up a strong stand for herself and openly spoke about the things troubling her.
The ‘Pushpa’ actress shared a pic from a scenic backdrop, and wrote a long caption against having been a punching bag of the trolls at the beginning of her career and hoping to do the best kind of work that makes her and her audiences proud.
In the caption, she wrote, “Hi so..
A couple of things have been troubling me these last few days or weeks or months or maybe even years now and I think it’s time I address it. I am only speaking for myself – something I should have done years ago.
I have been on the receiving end of a lot of hate ever since I started my career. Quite literally a punching bag for a lot of trolls and negativity out there.
I know that the life I’ve chosen comes with a price– I understand that I’m not everyone’s cup of tea and certainly don’t expect to be loved by every single person out there. That doesn’t mean because you don’t approve of me you can spew negativity instead.
Only I know the kind of work I put in, day in and day out to make you all happy. The happiness you feel from the work I put out is what I care about most. I really am trying the best I can to put out things that both you and I are proud of.
It’s heart breaking and frankly quite demoralising when I’m being ridiculed and mocked by the internet especially for things that I HAVE NOT SAID.
I’ve found that bits of things I’ve said in interviews are being turned against me. False narratives being spread across the internet that can be very harmful to me and the relationships I have in or outside the industry.
I welcome constructive criticism because that’s only going to push me to improve and do better. But what’s with the vile negativity and hate?
For the longest time I’ve been told to ignore it. But it has only gotten worse. By addressing it, I’m not trying to win anyone over.
I don’t want to feel closeted and forced to change as a human being because of this hate I keep receiving.
** That being said, I do recognise and acknowledge all the love I’ve been receiving from the rest of you. Your constant love and support is what has kept me going and given me the courage to come out and say this.
I only have love for everyone around me, the people I’ve worked with so far, all of whom I’ve always admired. I will continue to work hard and do better for you. Because like I said, making you happy -makes me happy.
Be kind everyone. We’re all trying to do our best.
Hailing Rashmika as ‘inspiration’, her fans flooded her Instagram comments sections and twitter mentions coming out with massive support as took up a firm stand for herself against faceless trollers.
On the work front, Rashmika will be next seen in the much awaited ‘Pushpa 2’, where she will be seen reuniting with Allu Arjun. She also has ‘Animal’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor and ‘Varisu’ opposite Vijay in the pipeline. Recently, the song ‘Ranjithame’ from, ‘Varisu’ was released and created a havoc on the internet