Privacy is a myth for celebrities: Sushmita Sentext_fields
Mumbai: Stating that privacy is a myth, Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen slammed the paparazzi culture and shared a note written by Huma Tanweer, IANS reported.
Sushmita's post comes after actress Alia Bhatt wrote a scathing note against a media house which published her pictures without authorisation. In the pictures, Alia is sitting in her living room, and the media house published it stating "exclusive".
In support of Alia, Sushmita shared Huma Tanweer's Instagram note on privacy being a myth for celebrities.
The note said that the media keeps "blurring the lines between personal and social lives" of celebrities.
Huma's Insta story said, "In a world made smaller by virtue of the internet, technology and social media, privacy is but a myth. And if you are a celebrity, you have it worse. With the paparazzi culture at its peak, there is little that can be kept hidden."
"Guys, how can you catch someone off guard despite their repeated requests to the media for privacy? When are we going to draw the lines? Are we becoming nothing more than PR machinery? Our right to privacy cannot be in any manner violated. Media frequently blur the lines between personal and social lives."
"They substantially confuse the two, and the outcome is obnoxious and unscrupulous."
She went on: "Since we all have a psychological need for privacy, there should inevitably be a dichotomy between a celebrity's private and public lives. Media should refrain from intruding on this demarcation line."
"The practice of using such news to boost channel ratings and garner the most viewers is by no means appropriate."