Anusual Resilience

TV anchor and budding actress Anasuya Bharadwaj tries Gandhigiri on social media by answering her detractors with such personalised and positive replies.

Published: 05th March 2016 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2016 03:56 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Anchor Anasuya Bharadwaj looks vibrant and spirited 24x7 -  whether on her show Maa Mahalakshmi, Jabardast, Jab We Net or when she hosts the audio launches. It’s her ability to stay positive amidst criticism.

Anasuya is a happily married anchor with a supportive husband and  two sons. Her ever growing popularity in social media with 2,221,025 fans on Facebook, more in Twitter and Instagram is another reason for her to rejoice her life. Yet, the super positive lady is constantly at the receiving end of misogyny thanks to her status as a wife and marriage. On a daily basis, her photographs of her shoots and events get  comments - sadistic, sexist and downright vulgar-   such as nuvvu amma la undu vae dabbu gurenche expose chaise ne acting maku chupenchuku ok na me family chusuko ledha ninnu thadha anukuntaru ra.. Those like ikkada vallu heroines expose chestharu kani anasuya idharu pillalki thalli memu fans e kani intlo vallu chusetapudu expose chesthe ela untundhi... and those that are unprintable here.

ANUSUAL.jpgUnfortunately, most comments seems to target her more because of her marital status and of her being a mom. However, she says she tries Gandhigiri to answer such people.

“I often get vulgar and abusive comments on my pictures. Sometimes I ignore, but sometimes when I feel it has crossed the line, I give a befitting reply. I ignore comments that are about me, but when they target my family, I give back what they deserve. I can’t stand anything against my family,” she shares, as her face turns red in anger.

In one of her recent posts, she answered them this way: “Hello there!!..I am Anasuya Bharadwaj addressing all those individually who r so very concerned abt me being a wife n a mother..How are you.. I c u r frustrated wid ur lyf.. Instead f cribbing on others who r trying to make the most f lyf.. Y dont u put al da hardwork in ur lyf sir/madam.. Plz try.. You’l succeed.. And what I or my husband do is like any of u do for living sir/madam.. The difference is but obvious the professions v choose.. Wen in Rome be a Roman.. M sure u’ve heard of it.. I really dont need to answer to u on dis.. But out f concern dat u myt end up being a loser i am responding.. Yes I am a mother.. Yes i am married.. But wat i wear or wat i do is totally my choice sir/madam.. Lyk it is urs.. Its only one’s perception..I am blessed n grateful to the almighty dat i have such an understanding husband and supportive family.. If u dislike u have al da liberty to keep me at bay.. Rather than being abusive.. It only shows how frustrated u r n how unethical n disrespectful upbringing ur parents gave u.. M sorry if i’d hurt ur feelings.. Ur betterment in my prayers..Thanks n regards.

As she enjoys the success of a special role in Kshanam, Anasuya attributes her success to her dedication and hard work. “People say I became popular because I wear skimpy outfits. I wear what  my profession or role of the day demands. These words do not bother me. I feel proud that I am one of the top anchors in the industry today. While it took so much time for others to reach that level, I reached here in no time because I work thrice as hard as others. I am dedicated and hardworking. I don’t bother about what people talk about my fame and me,” she informs.

A lot of young and beautiful actresses are afraid to get into wedlock fearing their shelflife in the industry and fan-following may get affected, but in Anasuya’s case, from being Khasba to becoming Bhardwaj brought more luck and fame. “In my case, marriage was never an obstacle. Touchwood,  I am married into a family that stands by me through the good, bad and ugly. Any kind of comments or negative things don’t affect my relationship with them. If not for their support and encouragement, I wouldn’t have reached this level,” she smiles.

This anchor-turned-actress is now flooded with offers. She firmly says she would have remained stagnant in both personal and professional if he had paid heed to such comments and criticism.  “Ladies, stick to your ground, wear a thick skin and walk with your head held high. You will rock the world,” she concludes.


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