Getting trolled on social media for misspeaks is nothing new for Sonam Kapoor. But this is not going to deter her from expressing her views on issues of social relevance, says the actor. “Everyone gets negative comments on Twitter. Such is the nature of social media. I don’t really bother about someone trolling me. At times, I do wonder how people can be so silly. But at the end of the day, I am like ‘who cares’,” says Sonam, who was recently trolled after she called the Mumbai meat ban ‘misogynistic’.
The actor believes that it is important for a woman to express her opinion without bothering about consequences. “Imagine if I stop expressing my views on social issues. Wouldn’t that be more destructive? We live in a society where women are told not to speak their mind because they can get into trouble. I may have rubbed people the wrong way because of the way I am but I prefer being straightforward rather than pretending to be someone I am not ,” says the 30-year-old actor.
Sonam also has a guru mantra in life that she swears by. “I believe that you have to keep learning and pushing yourself. If you think you are a know-it-all, you start falling apart as an actor. I don’t think I am great at everything. I need to connect more and evolve as an actor. That’s how I will feel no matter what I achieve in life,” says the actor.