At the height of his career, Fardeen Khan had one of the most attractive looks in Bollywood. Recently, the actor best known for his role in Heyy Baby with Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh spoke about how he dealt with fat shaming and bullying.
“It was difficult,” the actor stated. There was no way I was going to call it a knockout. The blow to the jaw was devastating. It wasn’t being ridiculed in any way. First and foremost, trolling was a new concept to me. I believe that was a first for India as a whole. It was difficult for me since I’ve never had to deal with being mocked. No, I haven’t ever felt like a complete slut when I’ve messed up a dance routine on stage. I had the time of my life there.
“It was not that I was living in denial,” the Fida singer remarked. People were surprised and even startled to see how much weight I’d gained. Yes, I did realize that. When I first viewed those images, I was astounded. You may either use it to your advantage or to your detriment. People that sit around and mope about how “oh! I’ve been trolled” don’t represent the majority of the online community. So, I just took it in stride and went on.
Trolling and its negative implications are also discussed by Fardeen. He discussed the detrimental effects of trolling on people’s mental health, particularly youngsters who are impressionable and have no idea how to deal with it.
Meanwhile, Fardeen Khan is gearing up to return to the big screen with Visfot, his first feature in almost a year. Co-produced by Anuradha Gupta and Sanjay Gupta, the film is scheduled to be released in 2022.