Super‘ actress Ayesha Takia, who stole the show in the Nagarjuna-Puri Jagannadh flick in 2005, has suggested that she was bullied when she was part of the film industry. The former actress, who has been married to Farhan Azmi since 2009, wrote a lengthy Instagram post to encourage bullied and suffering people to discover their inner strengths. This post has to be seen in the context of the debate, following Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide, on outsiders facing hostile working conditions in the film industry.

“Having personally been through many incidents of trolling and workplace bullying, I wish to spread the word about this and I want you to speak up please if someone is making you feel less, small or worthless,” the beauty began saying.

She gave a self-help mantra, asking everyone to know that everyone is precious. “Please know that you are incredible and unique. You are meant to be here and fight for what you deserve. You are bright and different, you must not let them win. Pls speak to someone. Reach out,” Ayesha exhorted.

“Keep a diary or talk online about anyone pulling you down, don’t take shit! I know this is easier to say than do but you have to, you need to, you will find someone to listen. We need this world to be a kind place for our future generations and for their sake we must make sure that love and kindness lead the way. Pls be nice to people, be kind and sensitive because you have no idea how fragile or what hardship someone is going through,” the ‘Super’ actress added.