Actor Preity Zinta, 39, had an emotional outburst on Twitter when, through a series of posts, she shared her plight of smiling through crowds that try to grope her, putting up with lewd photoshopped images and being forced to live up to the celebrity image.
“I MUST smile all the time, be perfectly behaved, let any1 say or write anything about me even if its not true & be grateful that I’m famous. Big crowds make me nervous & men grab me 2touch me yet i cannot react cuz after all they are my fans! Agreed... But am i not a woman too? Perverts morph my face over half naked bodies & circulate it on da net & defame me & my modesty yet i MUST not complain cuz im a celebrity (sic),” the actor, who became victim of an MMS scandal in 2005, wrote on Tuesday.
“Everyday i try to fight my PERFECT IMAGE & cling to the real me. Expectations grow & Im not allowed 2 age, be sad, crib or have a bad day!” she added. The stardom, she said, cost her friendships and love. “Men want 2date me & own me yet their egos cannot handle that i overshadow them & make them insecure ... I’ve few friends as most people only want 2know me cuz Im famous & not4 who I am. I’m admired like a trophy & must always shine & be perfect...Icannot have a pimple, put on weight or cover my face when photographers aim bright flashes at me in the dark (sic),” she wrote.
Big crowds make me nervous & men grab me 2touch me yet i cannot react cuz after all they are my fans!
Men want 2date me & own me yet their egos cannot handle that i overshadow them
i was required 2forget who i am & become the image I portray. People changed around me even though i tried hard 2 be me (sic)