Actor Rashmika Mandanna recently said that she is yet to watch 'Kantara' and soon after her comment, she was trolled on social media. Now the 26-year-old took to her Instagram to react to the same. She begins by mentioning how she should have addressed the negative reports, trolling years ago.
“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 wrote.
“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,” she added.
Rashmika said that it breaks her heart to see what is said and written about her.
“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,” she wrote.
“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,” she added.
Rashmika, however, says that she does appreciate the love she gets as well.
“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 have 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,” she concluded her post.
'Kantara' became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time with over Rs 300 crore box-office business. 'Kantara director-ator Rishab Shetty directed her debut movie Kirik Party.