Sonakshi Sinha deactivates Twitter to stay away from ‘negativity’,



A handful of Bollywood celebrities have deactivated their Twitter accounts citing negativity on the micro-blogging site. ‘Dhadak’ director Shashank Khaitan calling Twitter a ‘breeding ground for hate and negativity’ when he decided to quit it earlier this week and on Saturday, actress Sonakshi Sinha deactivating her account to stay away from negativity and protect her sanity.

Sonakshi made the revelation in an Instagram post, saying, “The first step to protecting your sanity is to stay away from negativity. And nowhere more of that than Twitter these days! Chalo, I’m off – deactivating my account. Bye guys, peace out.”

She has also disabled the comments section of her Instagram account.

At the time of quitting, Sonakshi had 15.9 million followers on Twitter.

Netizens are speculating the reason for the actress` decision could have to do with the severe trolling she faced after she shared a post expressing her grief and condolence over the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. His sudden demise has once again stirred the debate on the alleged practice of nepotism and preferential treatment towards star kids in the industry. Sonakshi, like many other star kids, has been trolled on social media even as the subject is hotly discussed.

On the other hand, filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been trolled for working primarily with star kids, in the wake of Sushant’s untimely death, has unfollowed most of the industry people on Twitter. He is now following only eight people, three of them being that of Bollywood A-listers Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Meanwhile, before deactivating his Twitter account, Shashank Khaitan tweeted, “Done with Twitter… just a breeding ground for hate and negativity… very sad that a platform so powerful, could not be used to create a better world… praying for peace and love always… deactivating my account now … @Twitterindia.”

He also shared the news on Instagram: “Finally, deleted my Twitter account… I am surely inconsequential, in terms of followers and reach for the platform… but I believe every voice is important… hope such a powerful platform can evolve and reform to spread love and happiness … Praying for a peaceful world always.”

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