Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Pooja Bhatt has complained of being a victim of cyber bullying by women on Instagram. She has also made her account private after receiving death threats.
“People threatening violence/hurling abuse, suggesting you die seems to have become a norm on @instagram when reported, #Instagram mostly responds saying that the conduct does not go against their guidelines & suggests you block them. #Twitter has far better standards/guidelines,” wrote Pooja
“What’s even worse is that most of the abuse and messages screaming ‘Go die’ or ‘why don’t you kill yourself’ come from women or at least people pretending to be women — one can’t really tell with @instagram anymore. Get your act together @instagram cyber bullying is a crime,” the actress wrote in two separate tweets from her verified account on Friday.
Ever since Sushant Singh Rajput passed away, the Bhatt family has been facing the ire of netizens especially because of the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s close association with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. His daughters Pooja and Alia Bhatt are also being trolled on social media.
Pooja Bhatt’s comeback film “Sadak 2” has also been facing flak from netizens who have accused the Bhatt family of championing nepotism, after Sushant’s untimely demise in June. “Sadak 2” casts both daughters of Mahesh Bhatt — Alia and Pooja Bhatt, along with Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapoor. The film’s trailer emerged as one of the top three most disliked videos in the world.