Can we just take a moment and acknowledge the fact that it’s the 21st century and every lady is free to make her own life choices. The way she leads her life, the way she dresses up, the profession she chooses or her relationship status. Recently when pictures of Mahira Khan along with Ranbir Kapoor in NYC surfaced, it made waves in the media with speculations galore about their relationship. The most disdainful fact about the whole thing was the the moral policing about Mahira’s dressing and lifestyle choice to smoke. She isn’t the first one who has been a victim of slut shaming on social media and she’ll definitely not be the last one. Though she found solace when a number of fellow actors like Ali Zaffar came out and supported her and showed the mirror to the trollers and critics. A number of Bollywood Divas have had their share of criticism as well and they hit back with full power!
1. Esha Gupta
The gorgeous Esha Gupta recently did a very risqué shoot where she stripped down to the bare minimum and looked super comfortable in her skin. She pulled off the whole shoot like a complete professional and did the same with the criticism that followed.
2. Malaika Arora Khan
After her very public divorce from beau Arbaaz Khan, Malaika has been a favourite among the trollers. She is bold and definitely beautiful. She dresses up the way she wants and completely rocks every outfit. Look at her! I want to get old and look as fine as her! But go through her pictures on Instagram and read the comments. It is disgusting how people objectify her and troll her for her personal choices.
3. Priyanka Chopra
PeeCee has been making the nation proud! She has been doing making waves in Hollywood and no one seems to have enough of her with her contagiously charming personality. But she found herself amid a lot of negativity and criticism when she met PM Narendra Modi in Berlin and was clicked donning a very elegant knee length dress while in conversation with the PM. She was criticized not only for what she was wearing but also for sitting cross-legged. People were offended AF! So were we! But we took offense of the trolls thought process and mentality which literally belongs in the gutter.
4. Fatima Sana Shaikh
The Dangal girl has proved that she is a powerhouse of talent with her hard-hitting acting skills in the Aamir Khan starrer film. She did a shoot in a swimsuit, which drew criticism and trolls on social media like ants to sugar! She was called immoral and some of these trolls hit way too far by saying how she isn’t a true Muslim for dressing up so ‘immodestly’.
5. Disha Patani
Disha has won our hearts with her various dance videos where she swayed to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of you’. Her good looks and dancing skills have definitely caught our attention. What made us truly appreciate her who she is, is how she stood her ground when she was getting trolled for her choice of clothing at this year’s FilmFare awards.
6. Deepika Padukone
DeePee looked like a dream in one of Vogue India’s shoot. donning a white two-piece swimsuit along with black Louboutin stilletoes. But even she wasn’t spared and was extensively trolled and shamed for the choice of clothing for the shoot.
7. Sonam Kapoor
Our dream is to own Sonam Kapoor’s wardrobe! Every outfit comes from the most high-end designer labels and they make her look like a million bucks! But this fashionista has been under the radar of social media trollers for her outfit as well! Recently Sonam shared a piece of her mind when she was called out for, by certain idiots who cannot keep their ‘sanskaar’ to themselves.
These trolls aren’t merely mischief makers as some call them. They are the ugly side of society that needs to be put in its place. And only when the good guys and gals stand up to stop such online bullying will the change truly happen.
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