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Rashmika Mandanna calls herself ‘a punching bag for trolls’; says, “I’m being ridiculed and mocked by the internet”

en Bollywood News Rashmika Mandanna calls herself ‘a punching bag for trolls’; says, “I’m being ridiculed and mocked by the internet”

Pushpa actress Rashmika Mandanna opens up about the kind of hatred and trolls she has faced and how it has affected her in this heartfelt post on Instagram.

Rashmika Mandanna, who is gearing up for the release of Vijay starrer Varisu, recently took to her social media to speak about how trolls impacted her. The actress also spoke about how her statements were often misquoted and misrepresented in the media. Rashmika penned a long note about how she has been at the receiving end of a lot of hate, explaining how these things affected her.

Rashmika Mandanna calls herself ‘a punching bag for trolls’; says, “I’m being ridiculed and mocked by the internet”

Rashmika Mandanna calls herself ‘a punching bag for trolls’; says, “I’m being ridiculed and mocked by the internet”

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.

She went on to add, “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 demoralizing when I’m being ridiculed and mocked by the internet especially for things that I HAVE NOT SAID.”

She further shared, “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. Thankyou." she concluded.

On the work front, Rashmika Mandanna has already started prep for Pushpa 2, where she will be seen reuniting with Allu Arjun. Besides Varisu, she also has Animal opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the pipeline.

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