For eight long years, she was a television bahu always in a sari, and now that she is not, Hina Khan has let out her inner glam diva, with a love for fashionable gym gear. And so, of course, the trolls have something to say about it.
Recently, Hina posted her workout photos on Instagram and was trolled mercilessly with comments such as “never seen a woman try so hard to show off her body like you do”, “flop, cheap and disgusting” and so on. There was a particularly nasty series of comments from one susmita8458, with the Instagram handle @shilpa_shinde_official. (Incidentally, Shilpa Shinde, also a TV actor, was a rival of Hina on Bigg Boss 11.) This troll was decidedly more vicious than the rest, calling Hina “hypopotemus (sic)”, “lusty aunty” and so on.
But does she read the comments on her social media posts? “Who has the time to read two or three thousand comments on a picture? I post a picture and move on. I might stop by and see how many likes a picture has got and if people loved it, but I don’t read too much into the comments,” says Hina, who also did the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi.
“When I came out of Bigg Boss, I gave it off to a couple of them — who tried to sound mean — in a very nice and decent way. And I felt really nice. But then I was like, ‘There’s no point.’ You do something; they will do more than that. They are baseless. I am somebody and I’ve earned it. So, why do I spoil it? It’s better not to say [anything]. The best thing is to still your tongue and not say a word. And I believe ‘ignorance is bliss’ is said for a reason,” says the actor.
It was her Bigg Boss stint that taught her not to hold a grudge against anyone, she shares. “When we came out of that house, there were very few contestants who chose not to speak ill about anybody. And I learned [from that] that I wouldn’t hold a grudge and I wouldn’t hate, even if someone hates me. The same holds true for these trolls,” signs off Hina.