I’VE BEEN MIS­REP­RE­SENTED A LOT: RIYA SEN

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal

Ac­tor Riya Sen (above) who made her Bol­ly­wood de­but in 2000 with Style, fi­nally en­tered the world of so­cial me­dia in 2015. “Ever since I be­came an ac­tor af­ter mod­el­ling, I never had any agent or a PR team who could as­sist me, or help me in reach­ing out to my fans, or telling them who I re­ally am. So over the years, I have been mis­rep­re­sented a lot, with a lot of peo­ple mak­ing sto­ries about me. And I had no way to clar­ify, or give my per­spec­tive on them,” she says.

Riya who couldn’t “con­trol” the ru­mours, adds, “Peo­ple used to say that I am out par­ty­ing, or some­how ev­ery­one had this im­age that I am a big party girl, who par­ties 24 /7. The truth is that I don’t step out­side the house of­ten. Things were just not in my con­trol, and were get­ting far out of my reach.”

But then in 2015, the Jhankaar Beats ac­tor took mat­ters in her own hands, and made her pro­files on so­cial me­dia plat­forms. “It’s only two years back that I came on Twit­ter. I re­alised it’s a won­der­ful plat­form to con­nect with peo­ple. And it’s not just to tell peo­ple that some ru­mours about me are un­true, but I can also tell them about what I am work­ing on. Then peo­ple can also see that I’ve done a lot of things, and make the right opin­ion about me,” she says.

sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

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