Actor Meera Chopra was in for a rude shock when Jr NTR fans started a hate campaign against her on social media. It all began after her recent chat session on Twitter, when a user asked her to describe Telugu actor Jr NTR in one word and she replied, "I don't know him. I'm not his fan." Having worked in South Indian film industry, she also expressed her admiration for actor Mahesh Babu, which further irked these trolls beyond imagination.
"This cyber bullying needs to stop. I can be anybody's fan in the world, it's my choice. They (Jr NTR fans) threatened me with gang rape, throwing acid on my face, murder and even wished that my parents die of Covid-19. All this when I hadn't said anything hurtful," says Chopra, adding, "Social media has become such a scary and toxic place. It's amusing to see how people can stoop to this low".
After getting some "30,000 abuses", the actor decided to take legal action. She tells us, "I've always stood up for what's right. I'd be a hypocrite if I don't raise my voice against the wrong right now. So, I filed a complaint with Hyderabad City Police and Hyderabad Cyber Crime Cell. They're looking into the matter and have asked me to file a complaint with Delhi Police since I'm at my home in Delhi now, so that's also done."
The Section 375 actor even tagged Jr NTR in some of these tweets with an intent to bring to his notice the behaviour of his fans, and hoping he'd take a stand.
"These fans clubs used my answer to start a fight between Mahesh Babu and Jr NTR. How ridiculous! I think actors must be aware of their fan clubs. They must address such extreme behaviour. Fans treat actors as Gods, I'm sure they'd listen to them," urges Chopra.