The brand new youngster of Bollywood Ananya Panday has launched a special initiative, ‘So Positive’ (SO+) against social media bullying on the occasion of World Social Media Day. The 20-year-old actor, who made her Bollywood debut with “Student of the Year 2″, announced her new initiative as a Digital Social Responsibility (DSR) on her social media accounts which promises to aware people about measures that can be taken by the victims in order to deal with it. The actor shared a video about the same campaign with a post that reads “A part of growing up is taking responsibility & as a woke Millennial I, Ananya Panday introduce y’all to my Digital Social Responsibility initiative ‘So+’ (So Positive)” The actress also launched the logo of the initiative on the same platform.
In the video, the actress was seen sharing various names by which she was called during her debut “a product of nepotism with no brains”, “too tall”, “too thin” to “overacting ki dukaan.” She speaks about how her family and her friends have been trolled, and how she has been linked to her male friends by “nameless, faceless, newly created social media accounts.” Ananya, adds that social media has become the “dumping ground” of unmitigated hatred. The actress who herself has become a victim of social media trolling/bullying many times has decided to take the noble initiative to stop this injustice.
Ananya Panday will be next seen in Pati, Patni Aur Woh with Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. The film is a modern day rendition of Sanjeev Kumar’s 1978 iconic comedy, slated to release on 10 January, 2020. Directed by Mudassar Aziz, the film will be collaboratively produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, and BR Chopra’s grandsons Juno Chopra and Abhay Chopra.