For a generation that is increasingly seeking validation, social media sometimes gives their confidence just the boost that they require. But, social media is not an easy beast to tame. Navigating through Twitter or Instagram is like walking on a land mine — you don't know when you might be subjected to trolling. Most celebrities have found themselves being trolled — be it over an innocent remark they made or a picture they shared. So, how do they combat the all-pervading villain? Engage in a war of words? Or, block them out? Here are a few, who've learnt to deal with trolls...

Shubhangi Atre
Currently seen in: Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai
Trolled for: Sharing a post stating how Indian festivals, especially Ganpati, lead to environment pollution.
Advice: "Always share your views, regardless of the backlash that may follow. Similarly, remember everyone is entitled to his opinion, so be open to another's point of view, however radical it may sound. Don't get personal on a public platform."

Shardul Pandit
Currently seen in: Kuldeepak
Trolled for: Posting a video supporting Fawad Khan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, when political parties wanted him out of the film.
Advice: "Speak your mind, come what may. It's a good medium to express oneself, where you can call a spade a spade. Don't attack anyone's religion, beliefs, gender and choices."

Vikas Gupta
Currently seen in: PunchBeat
Trolled for: Expressing his reservation about working with an actor, who allegedly tried to malign his image.
Advice: "Don't be a know-it-all. Only reply to those worth the trouble. Don't engage with faceless trolls. Check your tweet for grammar, spell errors and sensitivity before posting it."

Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya
Currently seen in: Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Trolled foR: Posting a video on Instagram doing triceps with a brick. Trolls accused her of faking it and fat shamed her.
Advice: "Protect your dignity at all costs. Confronting trolls helps. Delete abuses and block unwanted people."

Karan Patel
Currently seen in: Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Trolled for: Trolls assumed that Karan Patel's marriage is a sham and that the couple would soon split.

Advice: "Enjoy social media and don't take it too seriously. Don't make it a habit. Don't get too personal. Enjoy trolls, they simply want your attention."

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