Do you remember Jiya Malhotra from the hit TV show ‘Shararat’? Hopefully you do, after all, she was India’s first reel teenage witch. Interestingly, American TV show ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ was the supposed inspiration behind this character. Shruti Seth, the Mumbai-born VJ, and actress, portrayed the character of Jiya Malhotra and shot to fame.
Post ‘Shararat’, Shruti Seth went on to portray major roles in shows like ‘TV, Biwi Aur Main’, ‘The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir’ and more. She has also worked in many supporting roles in Bollywood movies.
Shruti Seth has a strong voice and often shares her opinions on different matters concerning life, politics and entertainment biz etc. It is true that we live in complicated times when the class and religious differences are causing prominent disturbances.
And with the hopes of spreading positivity, Shruti Seth recently took to her Twitter account and posted a message indicating her nostalgia for simpler times. This is what she has posted:
There was a time when we were either good people or bad people
Not Muslim, Hindu, gay, straight, bjp, congress, AAP, liberal or right wing people like we have forced to become and identify as.
I want that time back. And I hope we can all be just good people.
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) June 23, 2018
But instead of getting the message across, the actress ended up getting trolled. A lot of tweeple found it naïve on the actress’s part to assume that the differences were a recent phenomenon. And others thought that she was living in a bubble if she expected the differences to disappear on a whim.
This is how people responded to her nostalgic tweet and many taught her what she should do. Take a look:
She should go off social media for a year.
Oh that’s simple, turn off the social media for a year, life would be easy.
— Arunav tiwari (@Arunav_2014) June 23, 2018
Go off social media and wear rose-tinted pinky glasses?
Very easy ,go off social media nd wear rose tinted pinky glasses
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She should move to a place where only good people live such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, LOL.
We can’t send you back in time. BUT
We can suggest you a place where only good people live.
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Please move ASAP
— रविन्द्र (@Shanknaad) June 23, 2018
Social Media (SM) has exposed us to the crude reality of society?
There was no such time. It is just pre and post SM era where you got exposed to the crude reality of society.
— vipul (@vipul_kp) June 23, 2018
She’s ignorant, really?
Which time are you talking about?
It was you ignorant time i guess.
India is least divided now in past 1000 years.
The hostility between hindus & mualima as noted by Al biruni in 10th CE: pic.twitter.com/rWbEyq6wiF
— @Doda (@AvidyaPrajna45) June 23, 2018
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