Dia Mirza is expecting her first child with husband Vaibhav Rekhi. The announcement came through her Instagram post on April 2 captioned “blessed to cradle this purest of all dreams in my womb”. While the actor was congratulated by her friends and colleagues after she shared the news. There was also a series of endless trolls against her on social media that teeters into the territory of disrespectful voyeurism on women’s privacy and agency over her body.
Dia is not the only one who has been trolled for pregnancy. Neha Dupia and Kishwer Merchant were trolled on social media when they announced their pregnancy. When Kalki Koechlin had her baby without a wedlock, she was brutally trolled as well. The blatant policing of women’s bodies is a sheer reflection of disdain and disgust, and women face the wrath of social media trolls more than men.
(Video edited by Nang Tanvi)