I've never been afraid of being trolled: Nusrat Jahan

KOLKATA: The political actress has said that she has never been afraid of being trolled and raising her voice for any social cause.

Jahan, deputy of the Trinamool Congress, had been the subject of numerous criticisms on social networks for wearing vermilion and wearing 'mangalsutra', emblems of Hindu marriage, in her oath ceremony in Parliament as a deputy in June last year.

She was also criticized for participating in the Rathyatra ceremony of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

Trolls have never deterred me or I'm afraid of being trolled ... because I don't care about trolls, Jahan told PTI.

I have always advocated expressing my opinions for any reason ... I believe in expressing my opinions about the incidents that occur in our society, he said Saturday.

Jahan was accused of doing nothing for Basirhat, who she represents in Parliament, after greeting people on Christmas Eve.

When criticizing the critics, she tweeted. Recheck her facts ... in the next 3 months my work will show ... the change does not come in a day ... politicians or actors are not magicians ... of all Modes ... I celebrate positivity ... obviously you (your critics on social networks) don't ... God bless you ... and get some life. Merry Christmas .

On December 29, Jahan had shared a tweet that said: #ambedkar wrote the constitution. #Modi wants to cancel it, which provoked praise and criticism from the tweets.

When asked about her post on Twitter in June 2019 in which she took photos of those who riddled her for wearing 'sindoor' (vermilion) and wearing a sari in Parliament, Nusrat said: I will always speak for an inclusive India that is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion. My position will never change.

The 29-year-old actress, who made her debut in the Bengali film in 2010, spoke outside the special screening of 'Asur', where she is rehearsing the lead female role.