Shanmukhapriya is one of Indian Idol 12’s best and most criticised competitors. Despite her large fan base, she has a part of the internet that trolls her and demands her removal. Furthermore, when Anjali Gaikwad and Ashish Kulkarni were ousted from the show, critics accused the producers of making a biassed judgement in order to rescue Shanmukhapriya.
Shanmukhapriya, unfazed by the internet criticism, puts her all on stage and has wowed many during her tenure on the show. This time, however, filmmaker Karan Johar, who was a guest on the show, was seen cheering on the contestant and sharing his experience with trolls.
After her performance, Karan told her, “I know that for the past few days, there is the madness going on in your life online. People are trolling you unnecessarily. I want to tell you something, the same thing has been happening to me for many years. Whatever I do, I do with my heart. Be it judging people in TV shows, hosting the show, or wearing the clothes I want to wear. I wear. There is an evil world that has formed an opinion about me.”
“Whenever I woke up in the morning I would see people abusing me online. Those people used to write bad things that hurt my heart. Last year, people trolled me for the whole year itself,” he added.
Not just this, Karan tells Shanmukhapriya’s mother, “My mother also used to get worried about my trolling. I’m telling you not to be upset with this. You have a rockstar in your house. She is the daughter of India and no one can compete with the daughter of India.”