After getting trolled on Twitter, Shruti Seth calls for its ban

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2015 22:36 IST
We can do away with Twitter: Shruti Seth.

Actor Shruti Seth, who was recently trolled on Twitter for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s #SelfieWithDaughter campaign, says that she never expected people to abuse her and her family the way they did. The 37-year-old says that people need to stay within boundaries when it comes to commenting on Twitter and if they can’t, maybe the ­medium itself should be done away with.

“I feel that things should have been sorted out in a well-mannered way and I was not expecting this kind of ­behaviour. If someone does not agree with you, is this the way you react? I feel Twitter as a medium is very unnecessary. It is very easy for people to just post what they want. It can easily be done away with,” she says.

The actor, who has a one-year-old daughter, says that she is very particular about the shows she takes up. “I am making a conscious effort to not take up a daily show. In a show like that, no one can help you with time as everyone is racing against deadlines. I salute moms who can take out time for these shows. I don’t think I will be able to do this any time soon,” she says.

Meanwhile, Shruti, who has recently come on board with a comedy show, says that the toughest thing about stand-up comedy is people’s reactions. “The scariest part about comedy is that people might not find it funny. The genre itself is very challenging. But I feel that I have such an amazing support system at work. This helps a lot,” says Shruti.

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