The actor has launched a campaign titled AbBas against online harassment and trolling after she received a lot of hate messages and abuses on social media following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in which nepotism in the industry was seen as something that dragged the late actor to depression, eventually causing his death
Cyber Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police has arrested a 27-year-old man from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, for harassing actor Sonakshi Sinha on social media. The actor had filed a complaint against the man who posted abusive comments on her social media account and the Mumbai Police came into action to nab the culprit. Sonakshi informed the same by posting a video on Instagram in which she also urged her fans to not stay silent against the online statement.
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If you are a victim of online abuse and harassment, please know that you can get help! Reach out to the @mumbaipolice @cpmumbai #CyberCrimeBranchMumbai, who are on the same mission as us to clean up our online world! Thank you @missionjoshofficial @mansidhanak @vinavb @studiounees for creating awareness on this!
On August 21, Shashikant Jadhav, 27, from Aurangabad was arrested. Jadhav had not only been harassing Sonakshi but many other actors as well. Action against other bullies is underway too.
“We aimed to ensure the conversation around harassment translates into action so that it deters many others. Today it’s the celebrities being threatened, tomorrow it could be any of us, and this chain needs to be broken,” said Amit Tuli, member of Sonakshi’s team who initiated the proceedings.