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.