Saba Azad reveals how she deals with hate comments on social media after her relationship with Hrithik Roshan became public.
Hrithik Roshan and Saba Azad have drawn a lot of attention since the time they have made their relationship public. The couple, who were initially seen out on a date in January of last year, have since been spotted together at a number of functions, family gatherings, and public places. Saba, who recently appeared on the web show, 'Who's Your Gynac', discussed receiving criticism on social media over her personal life.
In a conversation with IndiaToday, Saba said: "I am a very private person, everyone around me will vouch for it. I barely step out, I love being at home. Hence, it was very daunting in the beginning. It was scary. I won’t lie. I felt exposed in a way I never felt before."
She further added that she understand, though, that even though she may not be a part of the paparazzi culture, the person taking the shot is only doing his job. There is a segment of the market that is interested in learning about other people's life. He is putting something there. "I am existing and doing my job," she added.
Saba Azad on receiving hate on social media
Saba also opened up about the backlash she experienced when her relationship with Hrithik became public. She said that it's taken her a while to reach to a position where she treat everything else as white noise because hatred is visceral. She said, "I am not made of stone, it hits you. You feel like sh*t. There are days when you wake up and you wonder ‘what did I do to anyone?’ ‘What did I do to you?’ ‘I am living my life, you live yours’ ‘why are you waiting for my blood?’"
The actress-musician then said that eventually you come to the realization that you are not in control of how other people perceive you or the experiences they are having. You are not involved in it at all. "Once you realise that, peace prevails," she added.