Kajol Opens Up On Paparazzi Culture, Shares How Media Presence Takes A Toll On Her Mental Health

Bollywood actress, Kajol opened up about paparazzi culture and shared how their intrusive behaviour takes a toll on her mental well being.


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Kajol Opens Up On Paparazzi Culture, Shares How Media Presence Takes A Toll On Her Mental Health

Kajol is one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood. She never leaves a chance to stun her fans with her amazing acting skills and lavish lifestyle. Moreover, Kajol is known for her bold and unapologetic attitude. For the unversed, Kajol is married to the love of her life, Ajay Devgn and the duo is blessed with two beautiful kids, Yug and Nysa. Being a public figure, paps never leave a chance to capture the gorgeousness. However, recently, the actress opened up about being constantly stalked by paparazzi.

Kajol opens up about being constantly stalked by paparazzi

Kajol is known for speaking her mind and recently, the diva opened up about being constantly stalked by paparazzi. Talking about the same, the actress shed light on the unpleasing experiences that celebrities have to go through in terms of privacy and security. She mentioned how paps constantly capture her life and intrude on her privacy. Kajol further made a comparison between her and a normal woman. She mentioned that, being a public figure, she doesn't get the same level of protection that an average person gets.

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Kajol further mentioned that since she is constantly under media attention, she is not able to file complaints against strangers, who constantly follow her. The actress then reflected on how the presence of the paparazzi and their intrusive behaviour took a toll on her mental and emotional health. Kajol revealed that she is often left feeling vulnerable because of the constant media attention. Further, the actress requested the media personnel to maintain a balance between their responsibility to report and the need to respect someone's private life.

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When Kajol shared how her daughter, Nysa's first encounter with the paps

Earlier, in an interview with NDTV, Kajol had opened up about the paparazzi culture. Talking about the same, she shared her daughter, Nysa's experience of dealing with the paparazzi. Kajol then recalled Nysa's first encounter with the paps and shared how she ended up crying when got spotted in Jaipur. In her words:

"It was when Nysa was two years. We had gone to Jaipur and at that time we did not travel with security. The paparazzi came, 20-25 of them came and surrounded us and started yelling. Nysa burst out crying at that time. She was only 2. I just picked her up and I just walked straight into the car. I told her that these people mean you no harm, it's just their work so don't worry about it."

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When Kajol shard how she kept her kids, Nysa and Yug away from the paps

Further, in the same interview, Kajol was asked if she gave any tips to Nysa on how to deal with the paparazzi. Answering the same, the actress shared that she had kept both her kids, Nysa and Yug, away from the limelight. However, Kajol mentioned that her children learnt through experience, which was greater than whatever she taught them. Elaborating more on it, Kajol said:

"If you have noticed I have kept my children away from it. They have learnt through experience. Whatever they have learnt through experience cannot be greater than whatever I teach them."

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What do you think about Kajol's take on the paparazzi culture? Let us know!

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