The actress was recently asked in an interview how her parents react to all the trolling, in which the actress shared that her parents do get affected by it. And there was a point where she had to speak with them and ask them to let it go. In an interview with Pinkvilla, Malaika shared, in the initial years, how social media took everyone by surprise, and how she learnt to brush it aside, after it started bugging her.
“My parents would keep saying, ‘beta someone said this or that’. And finally, I sat them down and said, ‘Enough! Stop reading this garbage. It is complete BS. Please do not focus your energies on this’. At the end of the day, they are parents and they hear something, they get upset. But once I sat them down, that was that. It never ever came up again.” Malaika told the news portal.
Elaborating further, Malaika also added that a lot of trolling is so double standard since celebs in the West are loved and applauded for wearing something experimental, however Indian celebs are trolled if they try or wear something experimental.