Mumbai: Actor Fardeen Khan has blasted people for trolling him on social media for his weight gain and said he is not ashamed of his body size.
Recently, a picture of the “Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya” star showing his drastic weigh gain went viral. It became a subject of memes on Twitter and Facebook.
The 42-year-old actor, who has been away from the big screen for quite some time now, posted an open letter on Facebook for all the trolls.
“Not ashamed neither shamed. Not offended. Not depressed.
Not blind either. Am I happy? Emphatically! Infact, living the happiest chapter thus far with lbs to show for it.
“Happy to have been the weekends entertainment for all you trollers. If you have had enough fun please take the time to look at your own reflection. If trolling is what makes you feel better about yourself, you have to seriously think about you future prospects. My best wishes,” he wrote.
Fardeen, son of late actor Feroz Khan, called on people to raise their voice against online trolling.
“For those of you who spoke against mindless trolling please raise your voices. This worldwide behavioral pattern on the internet is disturbing even though I believe in absolutely free speech and opinions. Being a realist, I will caution that all we can hope to achieve by speaking out…”
Fardeen concluded the letter by thanking his fans and well-wishers for their support.
“I can’t thank you enough but it was unnecessary as I am sure you are equally shocked and disappointed. I just want you all to know that after a very long time I am in a great space in my life. All I ask is for you to be happy for me and expect not to be disappointed for long,” he wrote.
The actor last appeared in 2010 film “Dulha Mil Gaya” opposite Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita Sen.