Mumbai, August 21
Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt on Friday mentioned she has made her Instagram account non-public after receiving loss of life and rape threats on social media.
In a publish on the social media platform, Pooja mentioned that she has been suggested to make her account non-public after the barrage of hate her household has been receiving within the wake of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life.
She added that the platform, owned by Facebook, has turn out to be a spot for individuals to hurl abuses and threats of rape and loss of life to others.
“This has to be said. Instagram seems to have become a place where people anonymously & otherwise use their access to hurl abuse, threaten rape and goad you to ‘go die’,” she mentioned.
Pooja mentioned she used to disregard such threats up to now.
“But is someone wishing you and your family death, constructive criticism or just an attempt at vile cyber bullying? I have been advised to turn off all comments but by doing that you block out all the positive, well meaning constructive feedback as well,” Pooja mentioned in her publish on Instagram.
Pooja’s household has confronted trolling on social media since Rajput’s loss of life in June this yr.
Her father Mahesh Bhatt, who produced Rhea Chakraborty’s movie “Jalebi”, can also be being trolled. Rajput’s father has accused Rhea of abetting his suicide.
The 48-year-old actor mentioned if anybody desires to converse together with her they’ll however with out utilizing abusive language.
“Why should I push back the people who give me good vibes for the ones that only spew venom towards people in general? But what I have done now is make my account private. You want access to my world? Make a request. You want to converse with me, cut off the abuse,” she mentioned.
“As for wishing me death, the same god and universe that watches over you, watches me as well. I will pass when life decides for me. And as long as life keeps me breathing I will live to the optimum and revel in the now,” Pooja added.
The actor will subsequent be seen in “Sadak 2”, her father’s follow-up to his 1991 film. The movie, which additionally stars Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur, is about to launch on August 28 on Disney Plus Hotstar. PTI