Updated: August 25, 2021 2:06:16 pm
Actor Kiara Advani was the guest on the latest episode of Arbaaz Khan’s show Pinch. She took the haters and comments with a pinch of salt, and even laughed about the trolls’ comments. During the course of the episode, Kiara opened up about how she was initially rather scarred with the vitriol spewed on social media, and that she finally learnt to ignore the comments. She hit back at trolls with cheeky responses.
Kiara remembered her early days in the industry when she just had a handful of followers. “I had gone for an event. I remember the photos that released on social media, and there were comments like that I’ve gotten plastic surgery. It was a moment that got to me really badly. The irony was, why am I feeling bad? I haven’t done anything bad. But I’ll never forget this, because I know what it did to me. That’s the day when I thought of shutting down comment section. But that’s the thing, you can’t let social media become you,” she said.
The actor also mentioned that she felt worried about her family and wanted to protect them. “I have cousins who are younger, they’re on social media and sometimes I worry about them. I refrain from posting their birthday pictures on my handle, as I don’t want my followers or trolls to attack them.” Kiara said. She added, “I don’t want my family to start getting trolled because of me. I’ll form my thick skin and I’ll take it but don’t drag them.”
Kiara also responded to trolls who attacked her for her Daboo Ratnani photoshoot, where she just posed with a leaf. Responding to a distasteful comment, the actor said, “Ew, I don’t want even want to know what he meant…’. One troll tagged Varun Dhawan in the post, so a baffled Kiara asked, “Why was he dragged into this?”
One user told her to make ‘good movies’, and said that she ‘shouldn’t make kachra moves’. Kiara said, “Just giving opinion without a solution, isn’t helpful. You give me a good script and I’ll see if it has merit in it.” During the game round, when asked about which celebrity gets dragged into controversy all the time, she promptly answered Salman Khan and Karan Johar. “Both of them,” she said.
Arbaaz Khan’s show Pinch airs on Zee 5, weekly.
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