Sushant’s death gave way to a lot of controversies arising in Bollywood. As the entire nepotism banter is reaching its peak, several celebrities, especially star kids have also revealed the kind of hatred and backlash they are constantly receiving. Amidst them all, Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Shaheen Bhatt too has shared some of the rape threats she has been receiving. She also mentioned how her entire family including Alia are getting such messages everyday.
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“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.” Happy Birthday to my best friend. You will never know the joy you bring to my life – I am grateful for you every day.
Mahesh’ daughter Shaheen took to the social media to share the screenshot of the Direct Messages she received on Instagram clearly highlighting the hatred people have towards her. She captioned the post as, “Does this surprise you? Why? This doesn’t surprise me.”
The star kid Shaheen also went ahead and confirmed that as the security of women in the country is at stake, she will definitely demand strict legal action against the people who carry out such hideous acts.
Shaheen further wrote in her post,
“So, I speak now to those of you who think it’s okay to send me or anyone messages full of hate. If you send me a message with the sole hope (I say hope because I promise you-nothing you say is keeping me up at night) of humiliating, insulting, or bullying me, then the following things will happen: -The message or comment will first be blocked and reported to Instagram directly. –You will forfeit the right to your privacy. I will NOT protect your identity. Every shitty message you send me will-should I choose to-go up for everyone to see. Abusers are emboldened by their anonymity. I will not help hide you. – I WILL use all legal recourse available to me to take action. If you think you can’t be located because your account is anonymous, please think again-IP addresses are easily trackable. YOU are not invisible. Harassment is a crime.”