I OFTEN USE THE BLOCK BUTTON: MAHHI VIJ
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.”