Ananya Panday, who had marked her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2, recently launched a campaign called So Positive to raise awareness about social media bullying however, the actress says that she understands the difference between bullying and constructive criticism.
Talking about it, Ananya shared, “There’s a thin line between bullying and constructive criticism. If you’re telling me that I am a bad dancer, I’ll still take it, and I will work on it but if you spread unnecessary hatred and say things like oh, you have a body of a 14-year-old boy, then you don’t realize the kind of impact it has on someone you’re subjecting this hatred to while you move on with your own lives!”
As she launched her initiative,a few days ago, the actress had said, “I decided to bring this up because it’s very relevant. I was older when I got on social media but I have a younger sister (Rysa) who is just 15 and she is already on Social Media. Trolling and bullying have become a norm on social media and people are not aware of the ways to deal with it. So it’s important to create awareness and let people know that they are not alone.Through this initiative, I want a build a community which is against social media bullying. I will be posting details about bullying and also out information about what people can do to report bullying. We would lobby for social media empathy and constructive criticism with this initiative. For example, how they can report and block bullies on social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram. I will also give out numbers of certain counsellors who they can get in touch with, besides creating a direct line with me to talk sometimes about the issues they are facing,” she further added.”
Ananya will be next seen in the remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh, which also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Kartik Aaryan.
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