Ananya Panday Opens Up on Being Bullied and Trolled Online
Ananya Panday has been very vocal about cyber bullying and also launched an initiative earlier this year to help combat it
The new crop of actors and actresses in Bollywood, have been creating quite a buzz around town. With the likes of Sara Ali Khan, Tara Sutaria, Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter already up there with some of the big guns of the industry, it looks like there’s no stopping them. Likewise, Ananya Panday is one such star who seems like she’s bound to reach unprecedented heights. Daughter to actor Chunky Panday, Ananya started her career earlier this year with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2. And the actress has already got a few more films in the pipeline. However, being a new star – especially in the era of social media, comes with its own set of pros and cons.
According to India Today, Ananya has been facing a lot of online trolling and bullying. She shared, “The world of social media can be so nasty and negative, especially for women. Recently, I've been facing a lot of online bullying and trolling. Luckily, I have a really strong support system, but this is for those who don't.” And to fight cyber bullying, Ananya launched an initiative earlier this year called So Positive as her digital social responsibility. The actress added that it has already helped a lot of people.
“So many young girls have come up to me and said that the initiative has helped them stand up to bullies or feel positive about themselves,” shared the starlet. Ananya is one of the youngest actors to speak openly about bullying. She is trying to raise awareness and fight online bullying. On the work front, Ananya will be next seen in Pati, Patni aur Woh opposite Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar that will release on December 6, 2019. She will later star in Khaali Peeli alongside Ishaan Khatter which is set to hit screens in summer next year.