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Addressing teenage issues online with fans has been humbling: Niti Taylor

The Ghulam actor is overwhelmed with the response she has received from her fans for her social media initiative, in which she addresses various teenage issues through her posts

tv Updated: Jun 27, 2017 17:11 IST
Niti admits to being bullied in school and how one should talk about issues that are troubling them.
Niti admits to being bullied in school and how one should talk about issues that are troubling them.

Like many youngsters, actor Niti Taylor, too, is active on the social media. But of late, the actor has been addressing various issues through her comments via her Instagram handle. The TV show Ghulam actor says, “My fans as quite interactive. They keep asking me various questions or wants me to talk about certain topics,” says the Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan actor. After her fans urged her to watch the hit show, 13 Reasons Why, which addresses various teenage issues, Niti also began talking about them through her social media handle.

“The TV show deals with many issues such as bullying, jealousy, life goals, insecurities and weight issues. The concept of the show is dark, and it talks about issues people usually brush under the carpet or overlook. I have been bullied in school, and I felt if I could help even one person and tell them you are not alone, it would be helpful. There are things, at times, that you can’t explain to anyone. Usually, people revert with comments such as ‘don’t take things to your heart’ and ‘how does it matter’. But deep down, only you know how it feels. It started with a good intention and some gyaan baazi (laughs).”

The 22-year-old actor invited people to write to her and was surprised by their response. “I am overwhelmed with the kind of intimate details people have shared with me. They have poured their heart out. It was humbling and I was taken aback. After reading their messages, I felt my problems are nothing compared to what many people are going through,” says Niti.

The actor adds, “I’m glad that they feel comfortable to share their problems with me. I’m happy that I could help them to deal with their problems related to their parents, boyfriends, and issues they faced in schools and colleges. Most teenage girls have problems such as their dark skin colour and being overweight. Casual remarks by family and friends calling them kaali (black) or moti (fat) hurts their self-esteem,” says Niti, who has urged many of these girls to have a word with their parents, especially their mothers, and talk about their problems.

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First Published: Jun 27, 2017 17:10 IST

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