I was about to quit showbiz: Mawra Hocane
December 8, 2020 06:01 AM
Actress Mawra Hocane has been garnering success ever since she stepped in the industry.
The starling started as a VJ and later hit the TV screens to become a recurring face we see on TV.
She made her silver screen debut with Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and we all know about her Bollywood debut in Sanam Teri Kasam. Hocane’s delicate features and petite frame belongs on the ramp as she has modelled for various high-end designers.
The diva in a recent interview with host Mera Sethi revealed that there was a time when she got depressed because of social media hate and decided to quit the showbiz industry.
She said: “I didn’t know a thing about Instagram, even though people credit me for being one of the first celebs to join it and start some sort of trend. For me, it was just something I just enjoyed using. I was 19 when I started working. So I’d take pictures on the sets of my projects and upload them,” recalled the 28-year-old starlet.
She further adds, “When I had started working, Instagram was just another app. But as time went on, people started asking me to use this ‘platform’ to educate other actors and people. And I would tell them, social media, without us, is nothing.”
“I didn’t want to leave any wrong impression in the minds of people younger than me. And even if I stop working today, my social media account has no meaning.” Agreeing with Hocane, Sethi also remarked how social media should only be treated like a means to an end.
“I just feel the more you work, the more you can use your social media to project that work. And if you want to raise an important issue then you can raise it there, but if you have no voice, and no purpose, social media is useless,” she explained.
Talking about handling criticism on social media, she said: “I am getting used to it now, but six years ago it was very difficult. Like, if I am giving an interview right now, it is possible that I may say something wrong. But I realised five years ago that anything wrong that comes out of your mouth is no longer wrong when it reaches social media, it becomes a sin.”
Hocane is still one of the most followed actors on social media with 6.1 million followers on Instagram.