Ayush­mann says peo­ple tar­get celebri­ties online

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh

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

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