The ban on 59 other Chinese apps, including TikTok, by the Indian government has garnered unanimous solidarity from people across the country, with many Bollywood celebrities, too, throwing their weight behind the decision. However, the suddenness of the decision, however imperative, and the repercussion on those whose livelihoods it has affected, also can't be ignored. BollywoodLife recently got in touch for an exclusive interview with Daisy Shah, who, along with being a popular actress in Bollywood news circles, also came to be known for her entertaining TikTok videos, and she rationally shed light on both the necessity of the ban along with those directly affected by it.
Lending her complete support to the TikTok ban, Daisy Shah said, "When it comes to sudden decisions, we have gone through demonitisation, so this is nothing compared to that. The decision has been taken by the government, and I'm pretty sure it must be taken considering all the points and understanding what trouble they might be going through with China, and obviously, they must be having their own legit reasons to take this step. We being citizens of India, I think we should trust the government and accept their decisions when it comes to such things."
Opening up on how it could be a temporary thing, she added, "As far as I know, there was a temporary ban in TikTok earlier. It was a for a certain period of time and all I can hope and pray that this time, too, it'll follow the same route just to clear out their differences and all that. We obviously know the kind of problem our country is facing with China and we don't want to deal with them and why give them that much of profit when it comes to using their apps. But in this entire bargain, the owner of TikTok is suffering the problems happening between two countries. I'm pretty sure he's got no hand in this, or at least I can hope so. But as I said, we live in this country and we need to support our country first before supporting other countries. I mean, this is a thought everybody will have."
Raising valid concerns about those whose livelihoods have been affected, Daisy stated, "I was on TikTok for only two months, so for me it's not a major difference that it's been shut, but I can only hope and pray that others who've been on the app for so many years and who are actually the TikTokers and content creators and who earn a living through it, I feel a bad for him. And I'm talking more about the employees of TikTok in India, not only those who are on TikTok. That's what I feel, but then again, I could be wrong as I was only on the app for two months."
Offering hope for a positive way ahead, the actress concluded, "In fact, I did have a word with one of my friends from TikTok who told me that this may be a temporary case and that though they're not allowing anyone new to come on TikTok, but the existing ones stay. However, since the app has been completely banned in the country, you can post, but nobody can see it, and this void is going to remain for a few months. So, let's just keep our fingers crossed that like the previous time, this ban, too, only lasts for a some time."
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