Mawra Hocane Confesses That She Almost Quit Acting

Hocane told in an interview with Mira Sethi that her experience with social media gradually led her to grow afraid, and then that fear never left.

Mawra Hocane Confesses That She Almost Quit Acting
Mawra Hocane

In a recent interview actress, Mawra Hocane who's known for her hourglass body and a lot of talent announced that there was a time when she was so disheartened by the trolls and hate on social media, that she fled the country and decided to leave the entertainment industry altogether.

Today, the popularity of an artist is measured by their social media following. However, this was not the case five years ago. When several artists were only getting to know about Instagram, Hocane was already on it and was pretty much rocking it. 

Hocane told in an interview with Mira Sethi that her experience with social media gradually led her to grow afraid, and then that fear never left.

“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 Sanam Teri Kasam starlet.

She reminisced how her co-stars would often inquire what she was doing, to which she’d tell them about ‘this app called Instagram’. “They all would just weird out because nobody thought it would become so big,” Hocane stated.

“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. Although I realized 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.”

“You can't even think about making a mistake, because you have been placed on a pedestal where you can’t say anything wrong. So the first time this hit me I was like, I want to stop using it. I want to stop acting and I just want to leave. And I actually went to Sydney and told my parents 'I don’t want to do this anymore,'”

She continued to relay how all the hate eventually disheartened her so much that she started giving standard responses in all her interviews. “Are you still afraid?” asked Mira. “I think that fear has never left,” concluded the Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2 actor.

Hocane is still one of the most followed actors on social media with 6.1 million followers on Instagram and has fans who adore her. 

 You can watch the entire interview below: