Ananya Panday says she enjoys being on social media and interacting with her fans, but she believes the Internet makes people feel isolated.
Actor Ananya Panday says she enjoys being on social media and interacting with her fans, but she believes Internet makes people feel isolated. The actor, who made her Bollywood debut last year with Student of the Year 2, said it scares her that so many people, including, herself, derive validation and confidence from social media apps.
“We derive so much of our self-confidence and validation from Instagram. Just imagine one day Instagram gets deleted like all of your friends who you think you have on social media, all these likes and comments just disappear, what are we left with?
“We have stopped valuing human relationships and contact. We hardly talk to someone in person,” Ananya said during a session at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020.
The 21-year-old actor was in conversation with stylist and costume designer Anaita Shroff Adajania, where she opened up about her experience on cyber-bullying which motivated her to launch “So Positive”.