‘I DON’T THINK I AM TECH SAVVY’

Amitabh Bachchan talks about his love for so­cial me­dia and says that he wants to be more in tune with tech­nol­ogy

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With around 40 mil­lion fol­low­ers on so­cial me­dia and al­most daily up­dates on all his so­cial net­work­ing sites, one would ex­pect Amitabh Bachchan to be a highly tech-savvy per­son, how­ever the ac­tor thinks oth­er­wise.

“I don’t think I am tech­savvy but I would like to be. Ev­ery day, there is a new in­ven­tion that comes up and it’s won­der­ful. Some­times, you won­der how one could sur­vive 40 years ago when we didn’t have all th­ese forms of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. But, you have to keep up with the times and be in line with tech­nol­ogy,” he says.

In­ter­est­ingly, the ac­tor an­nounced the birth of his grand­daugh­ter Aarad­hya (Ab­hishek and Aish­warya’s daugh­ter) in 2011 on Twit­ter. How­ever, he’s very par­tic­u­lar about what he shares on­line. “Not every­thing per­sonal is al­ways con­veyed on so­cial me­dia. If I think the birth of my grand­daugh­ter is an im­por­tant enough oc­ca­sion for me to an­nounce, I will, but if I am asked what she ate for lunch, I am not go­ing to an­swer that,” he says.

How­ever, no celebrity is spared on th­ese sites. So, what does he think about the un­flat­ter­ing com­ments and brick­bats from fol­low­ers one has to face on so­cial me­dia? Very of­ten, ac­tors have to face the brunt of tech­nol­ogy. How­ever, Big B is ok with neg­a­tive feed­back. “I don’t mod­er­ate my ac­count so there are both com­pli­ments and abuses, but hon­estly, I am okay with that. No­body is per­fect, I am not per­fect and some­times it’s good to know what peo­ple think. Maybe, I do need to im­prove,” he rea­sons.

Re­cently, it was an­nounced that his grand­daugh­ter Navya Naveli Nanda (daugh­ter of Sh­weta and Nikhil Nanda) will be mak­ing her de­but at the pres­ti­gious Bal des Débu­tantes, a ball in Paris that fea­tures girls aged be­tween 16 and 22 from il­lus­tri­ous fam­i­lies. The girls turn up in cus­tomised cou­ture en­sem­bles and take on the dance floor with their fa­thers and do a waltz. How­ever, Bachchan says he will not be able to make it. “Un­for­tu­nately, I won’t be able to at­tend the event. But, we are all ex­tremely proud of her. It is a proud mo­ment for the fam­ily,” he says.

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