With great power, comes great responsibility. And with great internet access, comes a great deal of trolling. As these Indian celebs found out the hard way.
Check 'em out.
1. Chetan Bhagat
We couldn't have started off this list without Chetan Bhagat.
The man is the epitome of multi-tasking. He can write books (citation needed), judge reality shows and act.
And amidst this hectic schedule of his, he finds time to tweet as well. And get trolled in return.
Will people who spread fake posts about me last few days have the decency to clarify it to their followers? Thanks.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 15, 2017
Seriously, no matter what the guy does, by some cruel twist of fate, he ends up getting flak for it.
Many people who describe themselves as open minded, liberal and tolerant are ganging up like a mob and abusing the hell out of me today— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 9, 2017
Even if it's something as harmless as publicizing his new book.
A book in need is book indeed! pic.twitter.com/e1ojYsZIbq— Pankaj Mishra (@pankajmishra23) October 10, 2016
Haven't Bought A Single Book Of Yours Only Download Free Pdf. Get Lost!— The Assassin (@SreeniSreeni13) October 11, 2016
Chalo book tak toh sahi tha.
Poor guy can't even make a grammatical error. As he found out the hard way.
For a guy who claims to be a writer in English, that's some really bad grammar!— ❤SoM❤ (@crazy4fawad) October 4, 2017
And what about his dreams and ambitions?
Like that one time when he'd talked about returning the Sahitya Academy award which he hadn't won and was awarded the Lifetime Troll Achievement award instead by the ITA (Indian Troll Academy).
Ok so am I also supposed to return my Sahitya Academy award? Oh wait. Haven't got it yet.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 8, 2015
I mean what is the world coming to when a burn gets more likes and re-tweets than the original tweet?
@chetan_bhagat If you get a Sahitya Academy award I will return my ration card in protest— Sandeep Panikkal (@spanikkal) October 8, 2015
Forget commoners, even celebs don't spare him the luxury of some good-natured humour.
Remember that one time when Twinkle Khanna had taken his case?
it's a short life-if lucky enough 2 get opportunities to do diverse things then one should @chetan_bhagat write a bestseller abt it too— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 27, 2015
u nailed it..it is YOLO..nobody offered me barsaat, or baadshah..else u know.. https://t.co/D6lFopxD4k— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) April 27, 2015
Well if u were taller,had more hair u could have got bobbydeol's role&if were way cooler,than Srk would be jobless:) https://t.co/LZFAgdX4PC— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 27, 2015
Ouch! It's okay Mr. Bhagat.
2. Uday Chopra
The man whose Aadhar card is a Dhoom DVD is pretty regular with his Twitter updates.
Hello— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) May 4, 2017
Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for him, so are his trolls.
Bhai tere paas toh kaam hi nahi hai. Aur dhoom ki shooting abhi chal nahi rahi toh travel kahan kar raha hai?— YouNick⚡ (@sambitrocks) March 31, 2017
Doesn't matter how philosophical the issue is.
Doesn't matter whether he wants to take a trip down the memory lane. He will be trolled.
Jab paida huye the to tab bhi itne hi buddhe the? @udaychopra— Optimist (@DesiOptimystic) March 25, 2017
He did try to tackle his trolls once with this cheeky tweet.
A study conducted at University of Ankert, says that men who troll celebrities on Twitter have really small…ahem! Minds #OverCompensation— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) March 30, 2016
But as expected, got trolled back in return.
@udaychopra भाई तो तू tention मत ले,तेरे को कोई ट्रोल नहीं करेगा😂— salmaniac(इंसान) (@grtkrk) March 31, 2016
3. Sonam Kapoor
More than her films, it's her fashion sense that keeps Sonam Kapoor in news.
Oh and one more thing. Her tweets.
Which always keep her in the good books of her beloved trolls.
Remember when she'd given some gyaan on nepotism and was given this reality check in return by the troll army?
Girl knows how to Google.— Amlan (@i_amlanp) July 19, 2017
Isn't it the story of ur life?— Honey being (@HoneyBeing_) July 19, 2017
NEPOTISM:Synonyms: Sonam kapoor ,tushar kapoor,Arjun kapoor ,karan johar— joker (@Yourindianjoker) July 19, 2017
Or when she thought that the meat ban was misogynistic?
Our country is going to remain a 3rd world nation because of the intolerant misogynistic close minded few. https://t.co/JcIDEC3gQE— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) September 8, 2015
@sonamakapoor The meat ban is misogynistic? Sounds like a very bad innuendo.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) September 8, 2015
and with that we have a new alia bhat moment actually Alia looks much brighter now -- seriously! Alia has refined https://t.co/5EnI4cipyC— Amit (@Silent_budhha) September 8, 2015
She was finally rescued by none other than fellow troll victim, Chetan Bhagat.
Kyunki iska dard woh jaante hain.
@sonamakapoor because they have nothing logical to argue with you. And u scare them. For they r afraid to speak their mind unlike you.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 8, 2015
But then even he got trolled in return.
Tough luck, man.
4. Arvind Kejriwal
Here's an aam-aadmi who's very 'khaas'. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Just like our dear Mr. Bhagat, Mr. Kejriwal too happens to be a man of many interests.
Reviewing films being one of them.
Watched "Drishyam". A must watch.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 3, 2015
Just watched PK. Excellent movie. Congrats @aamir_khan for handling such a delicate subject so beautifully.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 22, 2014
Went to see Bang Bang with my family. Nice movie. Kids enjoyed it. Congrats @VishalDadlani— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 4, 2014
However, even something as harmless as reviewing a film couldn't keep the trolls at bay.
.@ArvindKejriwal Roz movie promote karte rehte ho, kal se ticket black karni mat shuru kar dena— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) August 4, 2015
@ArvindKejriwal आशुतोष :- हमेे चाहिए पोर्न स्वराजकेजरीवाल :- bc पोर्न स्वराज नही पूर्ण स्वराज— Pratap Roul (@TheRoulPratap) August 3, 2015
Poor guy even got trolled while trying to attack the opposition.
भाजपा सांसद महेश शर्मा की बेटी की शादी है। क्या सारी चेक से पेमेंट कर रहे हैं? क्या ढाई लाख रुपए में शादी कर रहे हैं? उनके नोट कैसे बदले गए?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 28, 2016
अपनी जानकारी सही करिये। मेरे बेटे की शादी है। जी हाँ, सभी पेमेंट बैंक के माध्यम से की जा रही है। https://t.co/zXsr2ikMXb— Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) November 28, 2016
He wasn't even spared a typo error. #JuntaMaafNahinKaregi
सब लोग वोट डालने ज़रूर जाएँ। अपने पिंड के लोगों को भी ले जाएँ। और ईमानदार राजनीति के लिए वाइट दें।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 4, 2017
white de..... vote na de— Nitin Mahalwal (@nitinmahalwal) February 4, 2017
You have our sympathies, Mr. Kejriwal.
5. Rahul Gandhi
Wait, you really thought the list of the most trolled Indian celebs wouldn't have Rahul Gandhi in it?
Such is Rahul Gandhi's record, that even as I was writing this article, he was getting trolled.
This time, for using bots to increase his popularity on Twitter.
Bots have been fan of Rahul baba for so long. Rubbish expose. pic.twitter.com/ywTarBm8cP— India in Emergency (@IdeaofEmergency) October 21, 2017
Father got computers. Mother got robot. Son got bots.— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 23, 2017
Hey Rahul, even I tried bot system once, unfortunately bots don't buy movie tickets & bots don't vote. 😢 https://t.co/zdvd5Hn51S— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbacchhan) October 22, 2017
Bots are the secret of Rahul Gandhi’s energy.#RahulWaveInKazakh— Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) October 21, 2017
Of course he was just maintaining his legacy.
Others get trolled for tweeting something. Rahul Gandhi gets trolled even when he does not write a single word on Twitter.
Like remember when the news had come of him going to the United States to give a speech on Artificial Intelligence?
Rahul GANDHI will, in the United States, be speaking on Artificial Intelligence. No one knows more about the subject than HIM.— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) September 4, 2017
Mahatma Gandhi ji ne kaha tha, "An AI for an AI will make the whole world blind"- Rahul Gandhi in his speech on Artificial Intelligence— PunK (@punk_hardik) September 4, 2017
Reactions reported when they heard that Rahul Gandhi is addressing gathering on Artificial Intelligence : pic.twitter.com/MYJRe1rKpw— Beanology (@followTheGupta) September 4, 2017
When Robot heard Rahul Gandhi is coming to address on Artificial Intelligence 😂 pic.twitter.com/4aCZDzwsVT— Vishal Surywanshi (@vsurywanshi87) September 5, 2017
Remember this one time when he'd tried trolling NDA's pro-poor policies but had ended up getting trolled instead?
RAGA ki comedy dekh kar Kejriwal sir ji ki tabiyat bigdi 😋😋😋 pic.twitter.com/jX5KYG03Io— Raju Srivastava (@Gajodhar_007) July 14, 2017
Or this one time when he'd shown his torn pocket to the aam-junta and proclaimed how 'Modi ji ka kurta kabhi fata hua nahin hota.'
Allow this image to refresh your memories.
Joker Pappu showed his torn kurta in a rally today after returning from 2 weeks new year party vacation in London ..@sherryontopp thoko tali— ex-secular (@ExSecular) January 16, 2017
The Internet would be a very boring place without these incredible people, right?