Sharmin Segal Speaks Out on Trolling and Feedback in the Aftermath of “Heeramandi”

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Pune, 4th June 2024: Rising actor Sharmin Segal, who portrayed the character of Alamzeb in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s debut web series “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,” has broken her silence amidst the relentless trolling she faced for her performance. Despite the critical backlash, Sharmin emphasizes the importance of acknowledging both positive and negative feedback. In an interview with News18, she candidly shared her perspective on the matter.

Actor Sharmin Segal, who recently played the role of Alamzeb in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s web series “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,” has addressed the online trolling she endured. While critics praised the lavish settings and stellar performances by other stars, Sharmin faced criticism for her acting and alleged rude behavior during interviews. In an exclusive conversation with News18, she emphasized the significance of recognizing both sides of the coin and the impact of opinions on artists.

Sharmin acknowledges the trolling but highlights that there are also positive aspects that often go unnoticed. She believes that as an artist, it’s essential to consider both constructive criticism and appreciation from the audience. She views opinions as valuable because they shape an actor’s growth and human experience. Sharmin appreciates the reach and impact of these responses. The criticism stemmed from her portrayal of Alamzeb and her alleged rudeness towards co-stars during interviews.

The web series, set in pre-partition India, revolves around courtesans who wield power during the freedom struggle. It features stars like Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Sanjeeda Sheikh. Initially, Sharmin avoided reviews but later realized she was missing out on love and positive feedback. She now pays attention to both sides of the spectrum. Sharmin’s experience with trolling has led her to appreciate the importance of considering diverse opinions and maintaining a balanced perspective.