Rashmika Mandanna lashes out at trolls; ' 'Its heartbreaking', 'Be Kind Everyone" she says
By Rinku Gupta
Close on the heels of all the love pouring in for her and Thalapathy Vijay post the Ranjithame lyric video from Varisu, which took the Net by storm, actor Rashmika Mandanna has put out a post over an issue that has apparently been troubling her.
On her social media, she wrote, "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."
Pointing out how she has been at the recieving end of hateful trolling, she added, "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.
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."
The National Crush who is juggling multiple industries, appears to have been deeply affected by trolls and also by false stories about her on the Net, "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 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?"
Deciding to ignore it all at first, apparently, she now decided to take the bull by its horns and address the issue which had only gotten worse, " 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 acknowledgeall 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."
The actor who is known to spread positivity and is all smiles in public and in her interctions with fans, ended her note with a plea, "Be kind everyone. We're all trying to do our best.