Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, October 25
On the occasion of crossing 50 million followers on Instagram, actor Alia Bhatt shared an appreciation post.
The 27-year-old actor has been on the receiving severe social media backlash ever since actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
“Today is appreciation day.. thank you my family.. my people.. you have today given me 50M love.. I love you ALL to the stars and beyond. I’d like to take this moment to share something I’ve learned over the last couple of months.. social media connects us.. it excites us and yes it also entertains us.. but IT IS NOT US,” the actor’s post read.
She continued: “Even when I was at 5, I5 or 50K love I was as happy and as grateful as I am today. I truly truly truly believe that our lives are made up of the relationships we cultivate with people and most importantly OURSELVES…no one has the right to make you feel any lesser or greater by the touch of a button.”
“So as I said, today is appreciation day. I would like you all to take a moment and appreciate yourselves.. appreciate your mind,your body,your heart and your soul!! Because no like or dislike.. no follow or unfollow..no troll or poll can take who YOU are away from yourself. Ok bye,” she concluded.
The post has received over 1.5 million ‘likes’. Her friend, actor Akansha Ranjan Kapoor wrote in the comments section, “I appreciate you.” Several others dropped heart emojis.
After Sushant’s death, Alia’s latest film ‘Sadak 2’, was also attacked online. The trailer of the film is the most ‘‘disliked’ movie trailer on YouTube.