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Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Shreya Mukher­jee

Ac­tor Divya Menon (left) made a mark as Satyawati in Dibakar Ban­er­jee’s De­tec­tive By­omkesh Bak­shy. Now, the ac­tor is all set to prove her­self once again with a Shashi Sudi­gala di­rec­to­rial, which will be In­dia’s first so­cial me­dia thriller. Divya plays the role of the sporty and out­go­ing Sarah, who is ready to go to any ex­tent to help her friend.

Talk­ing about her role she says, “Sarah is more like me, feisty and out­go­ing. I am a huge fan of thriller and de­tec­tive fic­tion nov­els such as Stephen King and Sher­lock Holmes sto­ries. So when Sarah’s char­ac­ter was of­fered, I was more than happy to do it.” Asked whether like her char­ac­ter in the film she had ever been stalked on so­cial me­dia, the ac­tor says, “I used to be on Face­book, but then some­time back I started get­ting mes­sages on the plat­form like ‘I know where you went to­day and what were you wear­ing’ and I got scared. I de­ac­ti­vated my ac­count im­me­di­ately. Only re­cently, I opened it again,” she adds.

The ac­tor also shared how on­line trolling dis­turbs her. “It’s painful how peo­ple mis­use so­cial me­dia. I re­mem­ber just af­ter By­omkesh, my com­ment on women is­sues got me trolled on Twit­ter and peo­ple started say­ing that I should con­cen­trate on hu­man rights and not be a fem­i­nist. I felt re­ally bad about it,” she says.

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