Love and relationships often become the talk of the town, especially when celebrities are involved. Saba Azad, well-known for her recent appearance in the web show “Who’s Your Gynac,” found herself in the spotlight due to her relationship with Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan. In a candid interview with India Today, Saba Azad shed light on her experiences in dealing with the intrusive paparazzi culture and the unwarranted hate she received on social media, all because of her personal life.
Saba, known for her reserved nature, mentioned, “I am a very private person, everyone around me will vouch for that. I barely step out; I love being at home. However, it was very daunting in the beginning. It was scary. I won’t lie. I felt exposed in a way I never felt before. However, you understand and empathize that I may not relate to paparazzi culture, but that guy who is taking a photo is doing his job. There is some space in the market which is curious about other people’s lives. He is filling that space. I am existing and doing my job.”
The intrusion of the paparazzi into her personal life was certainly an adjustment for Saba, who values her privacy. Nevertheless, she maintained a compassionate perspective, recognizing that the photographers were simply fulfilling their professional roles.
Saba also touched upon the significant backlash she faced on social media once her relationship with Hrithik Roshan became public knowledge. She shared, “It has taken me quite some time to come to a place where I treat everything else as white noise because hatred is palpable. I am not made of stone; it hits you. You feel like sh**. There are days when you wake up and wonder, ‘what did I do to anyone?’, ‘What did I do to you?’ ‘I am living my life, you live yours.’ But at some point, you realize you are not responsible for how people think and what they are projecting on you are what they are going through. It has nothing to do with you. Once you realize that, peace prevails.”
Handling the harsh criticism and negativity on social media can be an overwhelming task, even for those in the public eye. Saba’s journey towards understanding that the negativity directed at her was a reflection of others’ issues, rather than her actions, serves as an inspiring example of resilience.
Saba Azad and Hrithik Roshan’s relationship reportedly began early last year, marking a significant chapter in both their lives. While the public’s curiosity about their relationship may persist, Saba’s story emphasizes the importance of maintaining one’s peace and perspective amidst the constant scrutiny of the limelight.