Online trolling and social media abuse has become a norm these days. Especially, celebrities are being trolled for sharing their opinions on the internet. The latest victim of online bullying is Pelli Choopulu director Tharun Bhascker. Recently, he put up a post appreciating the Malayalam film Kappela. In the post, Tharun indirectly slammed commercial films of Tollywood. This didn't go well with the fans of a few star heroes. They attacked the director with threats and abuses. Tharun also didn't keep calm and decided to file a complaint against them. He resorted to the Cyber Crime Police the other day. He gave a strong warning to the culprits this time. Tharun said that he will take strong action if someone repeats the same.
After filing the complaint, Tharun shared a not on social media. His note read as follows.
To whom so ever it may concern, For the past few days, a post that we had put up regarding films, in general, was distorted out of proportion on social media and was used to "troll" me and my team. In response to that, we had approached Cyber Crime Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) S.Harinath Garu police official at Gachibowli, HYD, and made two phone calls to two twitter ids: namely Anudeep &Krishna Teja Chowdare. Anudeep's phone number was given by himself to my Line producer Sai & Krishna Teja Chowdare's we took from his public Facebook profile contact info. We called them, politely spoke to them about how this issue was distorted and portray against us and also mentioned to them how trolling can affect an individual. We also warned them that any abusive language, personal remarks here forth shall be taken seriously and we will make an official complaint to which they responded positively initially but chose to modify the conversation to look like a threat.
We have submitted the phone conversations to the concerned officials which were made in their presence. We are attaching the official complaint about reference. We are taking this seriously and will take action against every threat, phone call, defamation, false allegation posts, and messages, Tharun added. Meanwhile, many netizens and celebrities are appreciating the move of Tharun. They stated that this is the right way to handle the trolls and abuses on social media.