Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Nivriti Ri­jhs­ing­hani

Mahhi Vij (above) has never shied away from speak­ing her mind. Be it through the char­ac­ters she por­trays on TV or her posts on so­cial me­dia, she has taken a stand and not cared about what others say.

Mahhi, who of­ten posts her bold pho­tos on In­sta­gram, faces a lot of flak from au­di­ences who can’t re­late them to her screen im­age. “There is the block but­ton that I use when peo­ple do such things. It doesn’t af­fect me. I don’t take it to heart,” says Mahhi, who is pop­u­larly known as Nakusha from Laagi Tu­jhse La­gan.

The 35-year-old ac­tor says she urges others, too, to not get both­ered by of­fen­sive com­ments on so­cial me­dia. “Peo­ple think that ac­tors take these things [trolling] to heart, as they have a lot of time to read all their com­ments. I wish they had time, but they don’t. It does not af­fect any ac­tor.”

Call­ing so­cial me­dia plat­forms an ac­tor’s pri­vate space, Mahhi says, “I find it very lame that fans can­not ac­cept ac­tors in their real life avatars wear­ing West­ern clothes, just be­cause we are dressed dif­fer­ently in a daily soap. I think peo­ple have a lot of time and they’re sit­ting idle and get a high from pick­ing such fights and send­ing dirty mes­sages. So I delete such mes­sages or sim­ply ig­nore them.”

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