TV actor Sonarika Bhadoria, who plays Parvati in ‘Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev’ was in Mauritius recently, shooting for a film.
On her Instagram, she shared her travel moments that included her pictures in a bikini. She could never have imagined that things could go so wrong.
People who know her role as Parvati in the show, slammed her and started passing offending comments. Some even trolled her. She got terrified at first and deleted all the pictures, but later posted them again with a message for all that she is unapologetic.
She talked to the sources about how people should learn to differentiate between the professional and personal life of an actor.
I thought today’s generation is mature enough to separate an actor’s personal life from their professional life and they would understand that we also have our own life. But that did not happen. Just because I am a girl and played a goddess you cannot hide behind your TV screens and write whatever you want to in the name of freedom of expression. They say it is part and parcel of a celebrity’s life but there is a limit to everything. I am not God, I have emotions and I do feel bad.
Sonarika also talked about patriarchy and the different treatment of the public towards male and female mythological actors.
We all know what a hypocritical society we live in, don’t we? Gurmeet (Choudhary) is a dear friend of mine and he played Lord Ram some years ago. Immediately after that he did a show called Geet, in which he was shown with his bare body and girls drooled over him and men looked up to him for fitness. Similarly, with actor Mohit Raina (who plays Shiva) a lot of girls used to call on the show and call him hot Shiva and sexy Shiva. S**t shaming a female actor for wearing certain kind of clothes is not acceptable. At least not in today’s day and age.
She shared her first reaction towards the haters and how she coped with it all.
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when something bad happens? I can’t even put it in words but it was a very bad feeling. The entire day my phone was buzzing with my friends calling and supporting me. You can’t expect a woman to wear a saree or salwar kameez and go to a beach or swimming pool.
In a changing and, hopefully, progressing society one really needs to understand the difference between someone’s personal and professional life. The characters these actors play on screen have nothing to do with their personal life. The off screen life of an actor is totally his/her life and they should get to choose the way they want to live it. No one else has any right to put restrictions on anybody’s life.