Poonam Singh

National crush Rashmika Mandanna, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming movie ‘Mission Majnu’ on Netflix later this month, recently opened up about trolling and why she spoke out against it now even though she has been at the receiving end of it throughout her career.

In an interview with Indian Express, Rashoo opened up about trolling and how people get offended by her hand gesture.

“Being actors, we’re always out there. We’re public figures. We can’t expect people to always like us. I can’t lie. It’s strange, because I’m an actor and I play all these different characters, but in real, I just can’t lie. I put out that post because it wasn’t just about me, there was a wave of negativity about most of us in the industry, and I was like, ‘Why is this happening? It’s not like we’re doing something wrong.’ It just made me think that it’s time to talk about something like this,” said the Pushpa actress.

She further added, “Maybe because of the way I talk, me doing these hand gestures, somebody might not like, or people might not like that I’m so expressive… But at the same time, there’s so much love out there, which I’m truly grateful for.”

However, she has realized that she can’t expect everybody to like her but she is truly grateful for all the love she receives.

Notably, Rashmika shared a post last year talking about receiving a lot of hate since starting her career and being turned into a punching bag for trolls and negativity. She further said that she is aware that the life she has chosen comes with a price and that she cannot be liked and appreciated by everyone. Regardless, she plans to continue to work hard and put out work that everyone likes and is proud of.

Later, Rashmika was the target of trolls and received a lot of flak after saying that she had not watched the Kantara. Also, her apparent hand gestures for director and actor Rishabh Shetty while answering a question didn’t go down too well with the fans of the Kantara star.

In an interview, he used the same gesture while responding to a question about actors that he’d like to work with, and said that he doesn’t like ‘such types of actors’ which snowballed the trolling and boycotting Rasmika from the Kannada movie industry also trended on the social media.

Recently, Kannada star Kiccha Sudeep also commented on the trolling that Rashmika faces and said that she should learn to accept it because she’s a public figure.