LIVE AND LET LIVE, SAYS NEIL
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has a suggestion for Bollywood folks who are active on social media: don’t impose your views on others, else you’ll be trolled
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh (left), who became the butt of jokes on social media on his birthday last year, believes that social media is place “to just have fun”. The 33-year-old has an advice for his colleagues who can’t control their temper on social media.
“I believe that to be on social media, one has to believe in the live and let live policy. I mean, if you have an opinion about something, by all means go ahead and express it. But don’t try and force it on someone else. They will not like it, and they will end up making fun of you, or abusing you,” he says.
However, it took Neil sometime to get used to the curious world of social media. “Few years back, there was this gentleman who used to keep on abusing me on Twitter. He used to write things like, ‘you are a bad actor. You should stop acting’ et cetra. I ignored his tweets for a month. But when he just did not stop with the tweets, I ended up asking him what I had done to make him this bitter about me. And you will not believe me when I say this. He immediately wrote back to me, ‘Arre sir, you have made my life by replying to me. I was only writing bad things about you to get your attention’,” says Neil, and adds, “So, now... Should I have written some nasty things to him in return? You know, there are all kinds of people on Facebook and Twitter. And I feel that one should just let them be. You will not gain anything by trying to tell them that they are wrong or that they need to change.”
If you have an opinion about something, by all means go ahead and express it. But don’t impose it on others
Neil Nitin Mukesh, actor