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Ananya Panday reacts to trolls

Update : 20 Aug 2022, 11:50

Bollywood actress Ananya Panday recently shared her feelings on getting constant negativity on the internet at a recent promotional event for her upcoming film, ‘Liger.’

"I don’t think the feeling of being trolled constantly will ever get resolved inside me. There are days when something really affects me. I feel really bad when I read negative stuff about me. But there are moments when I get over it and feel strong. I feel I can deal with it. I think I am just trying to focus more on improving myself as an actor and giving people a chance to doubt me," said Ananya.

"My dad, for example, at home growing up, he did have his fair share of failures. As kids, my younger sister Rysa and I have seen that as well. That's taken a toll on us in general. There was this joke that people said 'you're calling her a star kid, her dad was never even a star,'" she added.

Adding that she is here to do her job and entertain people, she said, "So things like that affect me especially when it's about my family. Because I'm obsessed with my family. It does hurt. I don't want to not own where I come from as well. I'm very happy with the upbringing I've had. I'm the person I am because of my parents. I'm here to work and entertain people. If you're laughing with me, at me..."

"Of course, it takes a toll on me. I can't sit here and pretend I'm happy or I'm very strong and I can deal with everything because I think as a 19-year-old when you're constantly told that you're ugly or you're flat-chested or you look a certain way and insult my parents and my sister it gets a little scary and sad sometimes because I'm like what did I do so wrong," said Ananya.

Meanwhile. in 2019, she launched the ‘Be Positive’ initiative in opposition to social media bullying.

On the work front, Ananya was last seen in the Shakun Batra film Gehraiyaan. Her film Liger which is set to release on August 25 is a pan-India film starring also Vijay Deverakonda. She also has Kho Gaye Hum Kahan with Siddhant and Adarsh Gourav.

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