Most celebrities when abused onlinego into a shell or get into a verbal tu tu main main with the haters or trolls (nicknames for those who indulge in abusing online), but actor Hrithik Roshan is probably the first Bollywood actor to respond to an abuse in an unique way on Twitter.
One of his followers, who’s known to post abusive messages at celebrities, called the actor ‘dumba$$’ in response to an interview that was put up online. ‘Ek adha emotion apni acting me bhi laa dumbass!’ the follower posted on Hrithik’s page. The actor instantly acknowledged it by retweeting it and said, ‘Am trying. Will try harder...love.’
This development was unlike any of Bollywood celebrities in the past. Most chose to go offline when faced with asituation like that, the recent being actor Shah Rukh Khan.
When contacted, Roshan admitted that he has been subjected to abuses online, but decided to face it instead of resorting to knee-jerk reactions. “There are some people who might not say things that you like. Some might be a little too harsh. But how you choose to react to a situation is completely in your hands. I am a very non-reactive person that way. It is very hard to get me to react harshly to anybody,” says Roshan.
The star says that it is really hard to get him angry. “It hurts, but that doesn’t mean that you hurt people back. Nor do I think that fighting or getting angry solves any problem.One needs to think logical when you want to solvea problem,” he adds.
It is the same belief that holds him in stead during extreme criticism. “You need to accept criticism with a smile. People criticise you because they love you and they want you to do better. If you want to do well in life this is one thing that you must take positively. Criticism has always prompted me to strive better and outdo myself,” he says.