“I am so sorry, I'll send over tissues for you."
Ananya Panday has responded to trolls who mocked her accent and labelled her a “struggling didi”.
The actress appeared on Arbaaz Khan’s Pinch.
On the show, Arbaaz presents celebrity guests with a series of mean comments from trolls that are directed at them.
Ananya is set to be the next guest on the show and she gave some befitting replies to her haters.
In a teaser trailer, Arbaaz reveals that one netizen wrote that Ananya’s accent made their ears bleed.
Ananya responded by apologising and saying:
“I am so sorry, I’ll send over tissues for you.”
Another person had called the actress a “struggling didi”. Ananya replied:
“Why do you call me struggling sister? It’s really funny.”
The comment was in reference to Ananya Panday speaking about her father Chunky Pandey’s life of struggle as an actor.
She had said: “I have always wanted to be an actor.
“Just because my dad has been an actor, I will never say no to an opportunity to act.
“My dad has never been in a Dharma film, he never went on Koffee With Karan.
“So it’s not as easy as people say. Everyone has their own journey and their own struggle.”
Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi reacted to her comment and said:
“The difference is their struggle begins where our dreams are fulfilled.”
Since then, social media users have been criticising Ananya Panday.
On Pinch, Arbaaz revealed that many social media users accused Ananya of being fake.
“You can call me everything else but not artificial. I am 100 per cent real.”
On how she deals with trolls, Ananya said:
“So much poison and hate should be dealt with love.”
One netizen had asked her to get married. Ananya stated that she has no marriage plans as of yet but asked the user to ask her again when she is 30.
Ananya Panday has been open about the trolling she receives, previously explaining that she has been trolled even before entering Bollywood.
She had said: “I don’t remember the exact time but I remember there used to be pictures of me with my parents.
“At that time, I wasn’t an actor. I would go out with my parents and as I said, I was very thin.
“People used to say I look like a boy, a flatscreen and all those kinds of things.”
On the effect it had on her, Ananya added:
“At that time, it did hurt because those are the times when you are forming your self-confidence and you are learning to love yourself.
“And then, when you feel like someone else is pulling you down, you start doubting yourself, the way you look and everything.
“But I feel like now, slowly, I am reaching a point where I am just focusing on accepting myself.”