Being a celebrity is not an easy task. Their lives may appear fabulous on-screen. But the reality may not be as glamorous as it seems. Bollywood celebrities have to constantly escape the paparazzi. Since they don’t hesitate to mercilessly publish the most embarrassing photographs or write-ups and tarnish their image in public. Bollywood celebrities also have to be careful around their public statements, work, and their behaviors. These things are constantly under scrutiny by the general public as well as fans. People have extremely high expectations from celebrities. They even forget that Bollywood celebrities are people too and have a right to privacy. Also, the slightest scandal is usually blown out of proportion. Thanks to the poor standards of media. National news is made out of the most insignificant details of celebrities’ lives.
Social media blurred the line between the public and celebrities. People are much closer to them than ever before. Trolling, cyberbullying, and online harassment are added to the list of woes for Bollywood actresses and actors.
1. Shah Rukh Khan & Family:
Shah Rukh Khan & his family have been on the receiving end of hate and bullying. It has increased ever since Aryan Khan was arrested. People spew hate comments on Suhana Khan’s skin color. They attack Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri with religious animosity. They are also constantly harassed for their choices. It’s obvious that Shah Rukh and his family are constantly harassed by the public and fans.
2. Shilpa Shetty:
Ever since Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra was arrested, she has been facing flak. People have been saying the meanest, most atrocious things to her online and elsewhere. The media has also been brutal, slamming her every move, and virtually blaming her for everything. She even had to sue some of the publications for tarnishing her reputation.
The amount of color-shaming, vamp-shaming, and man-stealing accusations that have been thrown at Bollywood actress Rekha are absolutely disgusting. Audiences, fans, and especially the tabloids have passed the meanest, most insensitive comments on this Bollywood star and she has sadly tolerated all of them throughout her career.
4. Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli:
Despite, or should we say, the price paid for being a famous couple is that every minute personal detail shared by them is constantly under scrutiny. Anushka Sharma was reprimanded and blamed by fans for interfering in her own husband’s cricket career. Also for being the reason behind some of his failures. Also, Virat Kohli was shamed for seeking a paternity leave. Moreover, his patriotism was questioned for prioritizing the well-being of his wife and unborn child.
5. Vidya Balan:
Vidya Balan suffered constant harassment from the paparazzi and tabloid media for embracing her body. She has to bear the brunt of discarding beauty standards by endlessly facing questions about her weight. Vidya Balan knows that she will always have to face scrutiny on her clothing and her body. Although, she clearly doesn’t care anymore.
6. Sonarika Bhadoria:
The OG ‘Mata Parvati’ from the spiritual TV series ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’, Sonarika Bhadoria is a beautiful Indian television actress. She was harassed by fans for posting pictures in Bikini on Instagram. Apparently, the public couldn’t envision her as a regular human who went to the beach and wore a swimsuit. People were angry that she outraged her own modesty despite being an on-screen goddess. She was harassed by stalkers. She even approached law enforcement to get rid of some of them who wouldn’t stop calling on her phone.