Social media has a lot of positive as well as negative sides, says Ruthvik Reddy. “There is no doubt that social media has revolutionised everyone’s lives in this era. Social media has wiped the distance between a star and fan. Fans can have direct access to the star they like. People can have direct interactions with them as well. But social media also gives the power to people, who follow actors, to say negative things about them in public. Vicious trolling by insensitive people has become an extremely common thing today and has the power to disturb the peace of mind and the confidence of actors,” he says.
He adds, “Everything has its positives and negatives, which cannot be ignored. However, one has to maintain a balance and use it in the right way. Actors have to be more cautious with their posts as they are always in the limelight. People not only watch but also tend to follow and inculcate the things promoted by actors. This gives a great power in the hands of actors to influence a large number of people. But we need to remember that with great power comes great responsibility. It depends on actors as to how and what kind of information they want to put across to their followers.”