Sonam Kapoor has penned a strong message in reply to the trolls who give her grief on social media. Kapoor who put her point across in a blog post in a leading daily, made sure she put the haters in their place.
Reported on Asian Age, the ‘Neerja’ (2016) actress started her post saying the she maybe called a “bimbo”, a “naachne wali”, etc but she is a self-assured woman, a successful one at that, and she is “smart and capable of expressing an opinion.”
Kapoor responded to comments made about her political views saying, “You pounce on us when we criticise the government. Why can’t I criticise the government? Isn’t that what democracy is all about? It doesn’t matter whether I’ve voted for Narendra Modi or not. Either way, we have a right to ask questions.”
Proud of her heritage Kapoor added, “I’m a proud Indian. I love my country but for some of you — and you’re the bigots, not me — I become ‘anti-national’ only because I ask questions or choose to be critical. Listen to the national anthem one more time. Recall the line you heard as kids, ‘Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Issai…’”
To ensure her “haters” would receive her message loud and clear, Kapoor said, “Sensitivity is an important trait when you’re on social media. I’ve learned to be a moderate. I’ve learned also to try and engage with those who are critical so I don’t build walls around myself, but dear trolls, you need to be more intelligent. It’s easy for me to block and report you and I’ve done that liberally, but I’m also capable of forgiveness, for you know not what you do. Try and get out of your bigoted mindset. Else, you’re nothing but illiterate, uneducated extremists.”