That actor Rishi Kapoor doesn’t believe in mincing his words while putting up a post on Twitter is a known thing. But the way the senior actor deals with trolls and gives it back to them, in style, is something that not many can think of.
Making it clear that he won’t let anyone dictate to him about what he needs to tweet or post on social media, Kapoor says, “Main woh karunga, woh likhunga jo mera mann chahega (I will do and say and write whatever my heart tells me to do). I have the freedom of expression. This is a democracy, and I can say what I want to and what I feel.” He adds, “As long as I am not offending someone personally, or I am not agitating against anything that’s a delicate matter, I don’t think that anyone should have a problem with what I say.”
Asked about the number of times he has been embroiled in a war of words on Twitter, Kapoor retorts, “Who cares! Do you think I give a damn to these trolls or what they say? These so-called trolls feel very important if you [any celebrity] react or respond to their tweet. So, I don’t let them have that moment of joy.”
For [trolls] those that get downright nasty and mean, the actor has a clear strategy in place. “Everything is okay but the moment you abuse me, or you offend me, I would do nothing but simply block you. That means you can no longer follow me or see what I am doing. Either you create a new account, start tweeting and then follow me again. So, you lose me for that period,” he quips.
Kapoor reveals that he probably has more than 5,000 people blocked. “Jisne koi gadbad ki, ya meri family ke bare main kuch kaha ya kuch bhi galat cheez likhi (if anyone dares to take a dig at my family members or write anything mean on my Twitter timeline), I will block him/her. I don’t want this kind of bad influence on my Twitter timeline. I believe that one bad fish spoils the other lot as well, and since I don’t want this to go on, it’s easier for me to block that person, and then they don’t get to talk to me.”