I have been part of many forums of IF since a long time,specially Indian serials forums.I have seen all kind of fans in IF.
When i joined IF in 2006,i feel the fans of tv actors then and fans of tv actors now are completely different.
The first forum i was ever part of was Kasamh se forum,a serial on 3 sisters.The lead pair of the show,Ram kapoor and Prachi desai had a huge fan following.Members of kasamh se forum loved this pair.But never did i see a single post bashing the actors of the show.People used to criticise and bash the characters but never the actors,not even the actors who played negative roles in the show.Fans used to criticise the wrong actions of the two lead characters even though they were their fans.Fans used to give feedback on how the actors should improve themselves and also discuss the actors shortcomings,but in a constructive way and not in a bashing way.In short,fans would criticise but never bash any actor/character.
Then i visited Left right left forum.The lead actor of the show was Rajeev khandelwal who was paired opposite a newcomer called Priyanka bassi.In this forum,i got to see a little negativity.Fans of rajeev's previous show used to always compare both his shows and criticise left right left.In those days,the media used to spread rumors about rajeev's alleged affair with his previous costar,Aamna Shariff.Fans of this jodi were so obsessive that they used to bash Priyanka and also people who even mentioned rajeev-priyanka jodi.They were so obsessive about rajeev-aamna pair that they even expected hard core priyanka fans to turn into Aamna fans and love the rajeev-aamna jodi.But still there was some amount of maturity in them.
My third forum was Dharam Veer forum.Rajat tokas,the famous child star then was a part of that show alongwith another newcomer called Vikrant massey.This was the first forum where i saw teenagers on IF because obviously Rajat was a teenager so his fans too would mostly be teenagers.Most of his teenage fans used to bash and criticise Vikrant,never used to like his work because they felt it will be an insult to rajat if they even like vikrant's work in the show.For the first time i saw the obsessive behaviour of fans towards their fav.actor.
Then i took a long hiatus from IF and has become a silent member of many forums.
When a popular show on Star One called Geet was on air,i had heard that fans of the lead pair of the show were so obsessive about the jodi that they started hating the lead actor's wife and still send hate mails to her only because she married the lead actor.
The latest obsessive fans,whoelse but Mr.Barun Sobti's fans.I am sure there's no need to even introduce these fans as the whole IF knows them very well.In my 7 years of being part of IF,I feel barun sobti fans have broke all records of fandom.They turned out to be the baaps and maas and dadas and dadis of Ram-Prachii fans,Rajeev-Aamna fans,Rajat tokas fans,etc.all combined together.
For them,Barun sobti is literally a God,they won't speak a single word against their God and if someone else speaks even half a word against their God then they will insult,abuse,humiliate,send death threats,etc.,etc.,etc.They praise their Lord and expect everyone to do the same.If people don't praise barun then he is called an animal.On sunday,i read a post by one of barun fans which literally shocked me.According to that TM,even though everybody on IPKKND worked so hard for the success of the show but still Barun should get all the credit for the success of the show.Reason-Obviously,because they treat him like God.
So there have been whole lot of changes in fans since last few years.Earlier,fans were matured,were never so emotional towards the characters/the actors but nowadays fans have become too much obsessive,emotional and love the fictional characters and the actors who don't even know of their existence so much that they bash.humilate,insult,abuse real people.
Will this obsessive behaviour of fans continue or will it fade away slowly?
Edited by subha2601 - 04 March 2013 at 1:49pm