Priyanka Chopra may be gearing up for her big-fat wedding with American singer-actor Nick Jonas, but the lady’s professionalism knows no bounds. Maybe this is the reason she is loved beyond just B-Town and has a huge fan following in Hollywood as well. She is associated with various social causes: from UNICEF’s works for Child Rights to her philanthropic outings for Cancer patients, she is one of the most socially and philanthropically active stars of Bollywood. And just yesterday, PC spoke up about the healthy behaviour in virtual world, women entrepreneurship and mental health through #SocialForGood in a Live-A-Thon. Interestingly many Bollywood celebrities joined hands with her at this event.
Priyanka Chopra, in association with Facebook, took up the most prevalent issues today including the #MeToo campaign and depression during the event held in Mumbai. Punjabi superstar and Bollywood’s first turbaned star Diljit Dosanjh also marked his presence.
Also present were Badhai Ho actor Ayushmann Khurrana and Dhadak jodi Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor. YouTube sensations and comedy stars Bhuvan Bam and Mallika Dua also attended the event. Director Imtiaz Ali and actress Richa Chaddha also addressed the Live-a-thon.
While Priyanka Chopra talked about #MeToo campaign and Depression in detail, she also pointed out the perils of trolling and hate comments on social media. Adding to her words of wisdom was the newbie of Bollywood Janhvi Kapoor. She was recently seen on the Koffee With Karan’s episode with her half-brother Arjun Kapoor. Sharing an incident that took place right after one of the segments on the show, Janhvi told,
“You want to protect the people in your life. Like for example my sister actually just recently got trolled on social media. She did something silly on Koffee with Karan and started getting like rape threats and stuff. And it was just weird to me.”
She further added
“As people are faceless on social media, they feel they can have opinions that sometimes cross a moral line. So when I put stuff that’s personal up on social media, I do think of that too. I feel protective towards them... what people might say about them or about my equation with them. You tend to be guarded.”
Well, social media is most definitely one confusing territory to tread on. It can be a good way to connect with friends and family, globally but it most definitely comes with its cons. We just suggest you to avoid taking up the medium as a place to spread hatred and keep a check on the online behaviour.
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