"So, there’s going to be a lot of hate."
Rashmika Mandanna has given her thoughts on being disliked by some people.
The actress made her Bollywood debut in Amitabh Bachchan’s Goodbye in October 2022 and is set to appear in several upcoming Hindi projects.
Recently, Rashmika was criticised by some people for not watching Kantara, which is the second highest-grossing Kannada film of all time.
Rashmika had said that she did not get the time to watch it.
In response, some social media users claimed Rashmika had “forgotten her roots”.
Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep reacted to the criticism she faced and said that a celebrity’s life is about getting “garlands as well as eggs, tomatoes and stones”.
In an interview, Rashmika opened up about how she deals with the hate.
The actress explained: “I realised that us being actors, we can’t expect people to only like us.
“You’re not going to pay everyone’s cup of tea. So, there’s going to be a lot of hate. There’s going to be a lot of love.
“But people are going to end up talking about you. Yeah! We’re public figures. We are talking to the public. We are out there. We are promoting our films. We are doing interviews.”
On what she thinks could be people’s “reason to dislike” her, Rashmika Mandanna continued:
“Maybe just the way I like talk or me doing these hand gestures, some people might not like.
“Or some people might not like it that I am so expressive through my expressions.
“And all these reasons can be a reason for them to dislike me. But at the same time, there’s so much love which I am truly grateful for.”
In 2022, Rashmika shared a lengthy note on Instagram about handling negativity.
She wrote: “A couple of things have been troubling me these last few days or weeks or months or maybe even years now and I think it’s time I address it.
“I am only speaking for myself – something I should have done years ago.”
“I have been on the receiving end of a lot of hate ever since I started my career. Quite literally a punching bag for a lot of trolls and negativity out there.”
On the work front, Rashmika will be seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Animal, marking their first on-screen collaboration.
The film also stars Bobby Deol and Anil Kapoor and is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.