Ayushmann says people target celebrities online
With actors Sonakshi Sinha and Sonam Kapoor being the most recent addition to the list of celebrities being attacked on social media, actor Ayushmann Khurrana says that trolling celebrities online has become a vicarious pleasure that people today indulge in.
The 31-year-old says that people often look at social media as an easy way to communicate with celebrities as it gives them easy access to the stars. However, this accessibility often makes them feel that they have the right to say whatever they want to the stars.
“The best part of being on social media is that everyone is on a par with each other. So people can tweet anything about you. Nowadays, people have fun arguing with celebs online as they have the freedom to say anything they want,” he says.
The actor further adds that most of the issues on which celebrities are trolled are very trivial. “The most recent issue was when celebrities were trolled on the meat ban. I feel that we wasted a lot of energy on that. There are a lot of other serious issues going on which need our attention,” he says.
The actor has been a part of many films such as Vicky Donor (2012), Nautanki Saala (2013) and Dum Laga Ke Haisha and says that he has always tried to balance his personal and professional life. “If you have no one to share your success with, then what is the point of it all? Success has to be in all aspects of your life, not just your career,” he says.
The best part of being on social media is that everyone is on a par with each other. So people can tweet anything about you
Ayushmann Khurrana, actor