Social media has revolutionised our life, especially that of celebs. What are your views?
Yes and that isn’t bad. Many people feel that actors are shying away from being responsible, but there are many who are using their social media correctly.
Throw some light on the positive side of social media…
The positive side of social media is that if something good or bad is happening out there in the world, you get to know about it immediately. I think it’s really important because when you get to know about everything happening around you, it prepares you well.
Do you think social media is getting misused as well?
There are many people who are misusing social media. They feel they can do or say anything they want to. I am not in favour of that but I also feel that you really can’t control much of what people do with their personal accounts, so it is up to the viewers to use his or her discretion and decide what they want to take in or reject.
People follow actors and emulate everything they do. So, is there an added pressure of expectation to behave in a certain way?
Yes, but then that’s why you are a social influencer. If you are natural and true to yourself that is enough. I feel we should keep our sanity intact and go with the flow.
The number of followers has become an obsession with almost every actor. Your comment.
You are judged by the number of followers you have. And to stay in the race many have been buying fake followers along with buying likes and views. You should have organic followers as that means these people admire your genuinely and won’t leave you for anything. I have almost reached 300K. Mine has been built up over a period of time. It did not happen overnight. Also, these fake followers won’t be active on your page. It’s just a number that shows up on your profile.
Even if they say it’s fake, people are vying for attention in this space. Would you call it double standard?
Of course it is. I would say it’s a double-edged sword. Tum karoge to bhi pachtaoge, nahi karoge to bhi pachtaoge. If you are on social media and you want to be active on it then people will judge you and even if you are not active on it, people will still judge you.