Connect with us
Tuesday,25-January-2022

Bollywood

Bollywood-Towners who logged out of ‘toxicity’ in 2020

Published

on

B-Towners who logged out of ‘toxicity’ in 2020.

This year, many Bollywood actors including Sonakshi Sinha, Saqib Saleem and Sayani Gupta, have logged out of social media. Most of them state that social media platforms, which started as channels to connect stars with fans, have now become breeding places of negativity and toxicity.

With Sushant Singh Rajput’s death re-igniting debate around nepotism in Bollywood, some celebrities became a target for trolls and haters.

Stars like Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ananya Panday, dealt with it by limiting comments, while others like filmmaker Karan Johar refrained from posting on social media for a while, and some just left the social media world, looking for positivity in real life.

Here are some of the stars who deactivated their accounts amid what they say is growing toxicity and trolling.

SONAKSHI SINHA

On June 20, Sonakshi quit Twitter, saying: “The first step to protecting your sanity is to stay away from negativity. And nowhere more of that than Twitter these days. Chalo I’m off– deactivating my account. Bye guys, peace out. Aag lage basti mein… mein apni masti mein! Bye Twitter.”

At the time of quitting, Sonakshi had 15.9 million followers on Twitter. She often interacted directly with her fans through #SonaSays sessions.

The actress is still active on Instagram, and leading an initiative to end cyber bullying on social media.

* SAQIB SALEEM

Saqib also announced his decision to “break up” with Twitter on June 20.

“Hey Twitter, when we met for the first time, you were a lovely. A great platform to express feelings, gather knowledge and understand many different points of view. But, of late you seem to have gotten lost in all the hate everyone is so ready to throw at each other, a place of bullies, a place where abusing people is a normal code of conduct,” he posted.

“These last few days have forced me to realise that I don’t need this kind of energy in my life, where I wake up to hatred, where kindness is lost. It has made me realise that I need to surround myself with people, things, content and vibes that reflect who I want to be and how I want to feel; energies are contagious,” he added, and shared that he “will stay connected through other platforms, but for now, Twitter and I are done”.

* SAYANI GUPTA

The actress is among the latest Bollywood celebrities to go on “detox” from social media. “Going on detox mode! See you on the other side.. Be well tweeps,” she wrote on Twitter on August 25.

* SHASHANK KHAITAN

In June, the “Dhadak” director also quit Twitter. “Done with twitter… just a breeding ground for hate and negativity… very sad that a platform so powerful, could not be used to create a better world… praying for peace and love always… deactivating my account now … @Twitterindia,” he tweeted minutes before he quit Twitter.

* MILAP ZAVERI

The filmmaker quit Twitter, calling it a toxic place full of trolls and negativity.

“When I joined Twitter it was a great place to express one’s views, thoughts, musings. To connect with people. To appreciate others. To be updated with the latest news. But off late it’s become an extremely toxic place full of trolls and negativity. But I’m a very positive person! Hence today I bid it adieu,” he wrote in a note, posted on his Instagram account on August 17.

* ZAHEER IQBAL

The actor, who was launched by Salman Khan in romantic film “Notebook”, took a break from Twitter this year. He shared his decision by sharing a screenshot of his last tweet which read: “Goodbye Twitter”.

* AAYUSH SHARMA

Salman Khan’s brother-in-law bid adieu to Twitter in June. He shared a screenshot of his last tweet on Instagram.

“280 Characters are less to define a human being. But 280 are more than enough to spread fake news, hatred and negativity. Didn’t sign up for the nasty herd mentality, Khuda hafiz,” Aayush wrote. At the time of deleting, he had 123.7K followers on Twitter.

* SOORAJ PANCHOLI

Earlier this month, actor Sooraj Pancholi quit Instagram and deleted almost all of his posts. He took to Instagram Stories and wrote that he will hopefully “see” Instagram when the “world is a better place”, adding that he needed to breathe.

Before deleting, Sooraj had denounced reports claiming his connection with Disha Salian, and said: “Please stop brainwashing people and PLEASE stop harassing me and dragging me into this! Start being responsible of your actions as it can ruin someone’s life!”

Bollywood

Ravi Teja all set to explore the Hindi market with ‘Khiladi’

Published

on

By

Ravi Teja, who was last seen in ‘Krack’, will soon be seen playing a double role in his upcoming film ‘Khiladi’.

With an intent to explore the existing craze for Telugu movies in Hindi, the makers of ‘Khiladi’ are eyeing to release the movie in Hindi as well.

A report says that the producers of ‘Khiladi’ have sold the Hindi-dubbed version rights to Pen Studios. Since the Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa’ has become a big hit in the Hindi market, ‘Khiladi’ might make a good impression as well.

The movie’s Hindi-dubbed release rights have reportedly been bought by Pen Marudhar. Pen Studios, who has previously been associated with several Bollywood movies, is currently producing the Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.

As there aren’t any notable Hindi movies releasing in the near future, the Ravi Teja starrer might be received well, the makers believe.

‘Khiladi’ will head to theatres on February 11. Starring Meenakshi Chaudhary and Dimple Hayathi, Ravi Teja will be seen in a dual role in ‘Khiladi. Helmed by Ravi Shankar, the movie is said to be a commercial action drama.

After ‘Khiladi’, Ravi Teja will be seen in ‘Ramarao On Duty’ followed by ‘Dhamaka’, ‘Ravanasura’ and ‘Tiger Nageshwarao’.

Ravi Teja is the only actor with back-to-back movies in his kitty even during the pandemic.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

Lata Mangeshkar shows ‘marginal improvement’, still in ICU

Published

on

By

Legendary singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar is showing ‘marginal improvement’ and continues to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), according to a statement shared by the Mangeshkar family.

The statement reads: “There is a marginal improvement in Lata Didi’s health and she continues to be in the ICU under treatment of a team of doctors, headed by Dr Pratit Samdani.”

“It’s not possible to give updates daily as that is a direct intrusion in the privacy of the family. We request each one of you to be sensitive to this issue.”

Mangeshkar, 92, was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital near her home in south Mumbai with Covid-19 and related health issues.

“India’s Nightingale” had tested positive on Tuesday (January 11) after reportedly contracting the virus from one of the house helps.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

Bigg Boss 15: Tejasswi Prakash calls Shamita Shetty an ‘aunty’

Published

on

By

As the ‘Bigg Boss 15’ finale is just around the corner, the contestants were given one last task ‘BB Hotel’, where Tejasswi Prakash and Shamita Shetty got into a heated fight.

In the upcoming task, Tejaswwi and Shamita were the hotel staff. Other contestants were hotel guests. A live audience was also seen entering the ‘Bigg Boss 15’ and are supposed to vote out one member from the show in the new episode.

During the task, Tejasswi was supposed to give a massage to co-contestant and beau Karan Kundrra, who was not impressed by her skills and said: “Aesi kaunsi hotel staff hoti hai Yeh bakwaas massage kar rahi hai (Which hotel staff does this. This is such a bad massage she is giving me).”

Moments later, Shamita is seen giving Karan and Tejasswi pulls her by her leg.

Tejaswwi gets insecure and says: It’s Karan Kundrra and not Raqesh Bapat. Isse pahele aapne apne task ko kabhi nahi liya tha (You have never taken any task seriously.)”

Shamita defends herself by saying it’s just a massage. She later is seen giving a back massage to Prateik Sahajpal.

An angry Tejasswi, said: “That aunty is on top of this one too.”

This bothers Shamita, who retaliates saying: “There is an audience here, we are doing it for them — respect the audience.”

“It’s a task and you have no business calling me an aunty (Pointing at Karan) You should be ashamed that you did not take up for me.”

“She is crossing her lines and because of you I keep my mouth shut.. Karan, she has pulled me — Something in the outer world I would have handled very differently . How Dare she touch me and pull me,” Shamita said on the Colors show.

Continue Reading

Trending