Some Men Just Can't Get Over Words Like 'Cleavage', 'Breasts', `Panty' And `Condom' - Ridheema Tiwari

Shreemi Verma , 30 Jun 2017

TV actress Ridheema Tiwari, who plays Maldawali in Life OK’s show Ghulaam has become the latest target of misogynist Internet trolls. The actress has come under the scrutiny because her role requires her to wear clothes which are not normally seen on the ladies of Indian television. She ignored the comments till they were about her, but the last straw was when some trolls started targeting her parents.

Here’s what she had to say about the whole thing –

I understand that I play a seductress and it’s bound to attract male attention. People call me sexy and compliment my curves, my navel… I understand that, but when you think of me as a sex object, I object. Some men just can’t get over words like ‘cleavage’, ‘breasts’, `panty’ and `condom’… they never grow up. They are obsessed with these words and keep People should not mix reel with real. They should understand that for an actress to do bold roles is difficult and if you can’t compliment her, at least don’t objectify her posting nasty comments and jokes related to them. We actresses choose to ignore it most of the times, but this time around, when they commented on my family, I was really hurt. People should not mix reel with real. They should understand that for an actress to do bold roles is difficult and if you can’t compliment her, at least don’t objectify her. Earlier, before the advent of social media, I have faced men on the streets who misbehaved with women; I have even thrown stones at them.

She added –

Fans forget the line they need to draw. Most of the times they mix reel with real. We actors yearn for privacy. Fans are very inquisitive they often ask weird questions about the show. If we don’t answer they abuse us. Some gap is good. A healthy distance must be maintain and they should respect us.

This trolling needs to stop, don’t you think?

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