Right from her debut as Shanti, the lead role in television serial ‘Shanti’, which was the first ever daily soap of Indian television, Mandira Bedi has done a number of unconventional roles on screen. She has been away from television as well as films now for a while, but the actress has stayed in limelight for shattering several other stereotypes in her personal life.
Mandira Bedi has grabbed a lot of attention for having a super fit body at the age of 45 years and after delivering a child. In fact, she has given thousands of women fitness goals which they always wanted to know. Then, a few months ago, she left everyone stunned by doing push-ups in a saree.
She has even posted a few of her hot pictures on her Instagram page and later got shamed by social media users for posting them. But this did not stop her from flaunting her tattoo on her bare back in one of her Instagram posts.
The actress has now opened up about how it feels like on getting trolled. In her appearance on ‘MTV Troll Police’, Mandira Bedi said that getting trolled online feels like an assault. She went on to say Indian men are cowards. She said:
“I had enough cases of men judging me for entering their territory but it was largely face to face, so I had a chance to give it back to them.”
She said that things are not the same in the digital era:
“Now things have changed because with social media, anonymity comes to their rescue. But what I have experienced over these years is that Indian men are cowards.
Usually, I don’t pay attention to such comments because on one hand I have women who call me their inspiration and on the other hand I have body shaming comments by men.”
Talking further about her views on trolls, she said:
“Even though I prefer to ignore it but at times, it is very disturbing to read such comments especially with the kind of language trolls use. It feels like an assault. The behaviour of these trolls is stemming from the poor upbringing where women are objectified and confined inside the four walls.”