We should have a civil conduct on social media: Swara

We should have a civil conduct on social media: Swara
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Known for speaking her mind out, actress Swara Bhasker, who has often been a victim of trolling and online bullying, says like any other public sphere, social media should also have a civil conduct

Known for speaking her mind out, actress Swara Bhasker, who has often been a victim of trolling and online bullying, says like any other public sphere, social media should also have a civil conduct. Asked if social media bullying bothers her, Swara told IANS here: "It used to bother me in the beginning when it happened and I felt very hurt. I felt it was very unjust... Then I realised life is unjust. They are not doing it out of a sense of justice, but doing it from a place of viciousness, hatred or genuine malintent. So, what would you do about that? They have no identity. I became inured to it."

Swara added that "social media is a virtual public sphere and like other public spaces we should have a civil conduct on social media. It is a virtual public space". The 30-year-old made her debut in filmdom in 2010 with ‘Madholal Keep Walking’. She was then seen in ‘Raanjhanaa’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Tanu ‘Weds Manu Returns’, ‘Nil Battey Sannata’, ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and ‘Veere Di Wedding’.

Talking about the kind of work she wants to do now, Swara said: "I am at a strange point... because after 'Nil Battey Sannata', 'Anarkali' and 'Veere Di Wedding', I am like 'What should my next script be?' I don't know how to up that because I feel the standards have become too high for scripts. I have not signed a film after 'Veere Di Wedding'."

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