Trolling and abuse on social media can have a negative impact on one’s mental health. Many celebrities frequently discuss how draining it is to be subjected to online abuse.
Ananya Panday is another celebrity who has been victimised by online harassment.
Ananya’s father, actor Chunky Panday, conveyed his feelings over the situation to Etimes.He said, “Well, I told her very important is don’t imitate anyone else’s success story because it’s not going to work for you, carve out your own success story. And never underestimate or overestimate anyone. This is very important in our industry, especially. Because if someone has made a hit with someone else, it’s not necessary that the person will deliver a hit with you. So don’t chase the wrong person all the time, let things come to you. I mean, of course, go out and try and get them, but understand. Don’t calculate too much; so much calculation is not good, but just understand it and you should feel happy doing it and it’ll work for you”.
“Initially it was very upsetting and disturbing for all of us. But then I said, listen, girl, this is an app. It’s not a human being. Why are you having so many emotions? I mean, I know it’s a lot of people on it, but in the end, you can delete it anytime, you can go back to it anytime. So treat it that way, you know, but of course, it is disturbing for a parent or a person to read all these kinds of things. But as they say, it is nothing personal, only business (laughs). It’s going to be there forever, trolling is not going to stop.”
In 2019, Ananya made her acting debut in Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year 2′. Since then, Ananya has acted in films such as ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh,’ in which she co-starred with Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar, and ‘Khaali Peeli,’ in which she co-starred with Ishaan Khatter and Jaideep Ahlawat and was released digitally in 2020