Priyanka Chopra is followed by millions of people all over the world. She is no stranger to the perils of the living in the limelight all the time. Being an international celebrity, she is under severe scrutiny over what she does, what she says and what she promotes. Suffice it to say, celebrity life comes with “crazy pressure” of its own. To top it off, anyone and everyone can write comments, trolls on anyone from behind the anonymity of the computers, without any regards of their feelings whatsoever.
Priyanka recently opened up on how she deals with trolls and constant media scrutiny and what is it that keeps her going. As per Vogue India, Priyanka said in an interview,
“Most of the time, I see the media writing about trolling, that someone got trolled for this and that. I have never understood how somebody’s opinion becomes news. How the media gives such credence to maybe 500, 600 or 1,000 people writing behind the anonymity of the computer.”
She further added,
“glorification of trolling has added the crazy pressure on to entertainers. Those are the pressures that are not even created by us or the fans. It is just created by the one thing which is the internet. It has has made people’s job easier… You can make a story out of anybody’s comment.”
Priyanka even went on to talk about her experiences of dealing with trolls. She said,
“I have not been someone who has lived my life according to somebody else. I have walked to the beat of my own drum but I am very cognisant of somebody’s feelings as a public person. There is something called living your life according to the social responsibility that you feel as an individual, and then there is something else, like living your life according to how everybody else wants to you to live. And that is not the world we should live in.”
She also delved into this evil trolling and bullying takes a toll on the mental health of teenagers as well-
“Our children should not be taught that people’s opinions are that important. When they get bullied in school or when they get bullied as teenagers because of the comments written on Instagram, it leads them to depression, leading them to take harsh decisions in their life.”
On the professional front, Priyanka recently took over the internet in the new music video of ‘Sucker’ by the Jonas Brothers, which marks her very first work project with husband Nick Jonas.
Furthermore, Priyanka would be next seen in The Sky Is Pink alongside Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.