Actor Priyanka Chopra has always walked to the beat of her own drum. But the actor says glorification of trolling has added “crazy pressure” on entertainers. She feels the increasing prevalence of trolling culture only leads to bullying and depression.“First of all, the pressure comes from people’s opinion and how in today’s age everyone’s opinion becomes news,” Priyanka told IANS in an interview when asked about the pressures that comes with the ‘global star’ tag.
“Most of the time, I see media writing about trolling that someone got trolled for this and that. I have never understood how somebody’s opinion becomes news. How the media gives such credence to maybe 500, 600 or 1000 people writing behind the anonymity of the computer,” added the actress, who came to India for professional as well as personal reasons.
Priyanka - who managed to squeeze out time from her busy schedule to talk about her Hollywood film ‘Isn’t It Romantic’, which released in India on streaming platform Netflix - admits there are “pressures of living in the digital world”.
“Those are the pressures that are not even created by us or the fans. It is just created by the one thing which is the internet. It has has made people’s job easier... You can make a story out of anybody’s comment.” The Quantico star thinks the “glorification of trolling has added the crazy pressure on to entertainers”.
Priyanka, who proved her mettle with projects such as Don, Fashion, 7 Khoon Maaf, Barfi!, Mary Kom and Bajirao Mastani in India, pointed out a serious implication coming out of the trolling culture.
On the film front, the actor is getting great response for Isn’t It Romantic, which tells the story of a New York architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who works hard to get noticed at her job, but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design. Priyanka essays the role of a yoga ambassador. It also stars Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine.