Mumbai: As celebrities get more active on social media much to their fans' delight they do end up having more than their share of haters. Spiteful comments, misdirected hate and just opinions nobody asked for, trolls are the bane of social media.

However, actor Kalki Koechlin thinks there is absolutely no reason why one should take trolls seriously. The actor offers an explanation of why she doesn’t. Kalki told MyNation, “You can’t take that stuff (trolls) seriously. It’s like taking your success seriously. It’s all an illusion, right? I mean, it’s something that goes one day, comes the next day, you can’t be dependent on that for yourself. It is true that it can put pressure on you. But as a responsible human being, you should understand that I don’t need to go there. In terms of criticism on social media, you can’t take that to heart I feel. That person might be having a bad day, they might be stuck in traffic and they are taking it out on you. How can you take that seriously?”


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The actor further said that even though she doesn’t pay heed to trolls, she respects positive criticism from people who matter and tries to learn from them. Kalki said, “I love taking criticism from people who know my job, who know what it takes to do what I do, the writers, the directors, the people who are around us. I try to learn from the feedback they offer. I do workshops and many things to keep working on my craft.”

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The 35-year-old actor stands out with her performance no matter how short a role she does. She was last seen in Amazon Prime’s web series Made in Heaven and Netflix’s Candy Flip. Does that mean length of the character does not matter to her? Of course, it does, says Kalki. The Gully Boy actor expressed, “As an actor, it’s my job to make my character stand out no matter how short the role is. But of course, length matters. I’d love to be the main person in Gully Boy. I wish I was a man! But, it’s not always the case. There are other places where I get bigger roles. As long as I feel I can bring something interesting to the character and I myself am learning from the process. That’s the most important.”

Kalki has time and again proved her mettle with films like Dev D, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Margarita with a Straw, Waiting, A Death in the Gunj and more. When asked whether a good script or a good director, which one matters more to her, Kalki replied, “Both. I think it’s a magic combination of a good script and a good director and probably a good platform I have realised over the years because many times you might have a good script and a good director and your film doesn’t release. So, having the backing is also important.”