‘You won’t find an Anu­pam Kher fan club on the in­ter­net’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - HT City| Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal

Ac­tor Anu­pam Kher (left) is proud of his pres­ence on so­cial me­dia. The 62-year-old is ac­tive on multiple platforms in­clud­ing Face­book, Twit­ter and Instagram. He is quite vo­cal, and this tends to in­vite a few trolls. But Kher isn’t both­ered about that, and wants to fo­cus on the pos­i­tives points in­stead.

“I re­ally don’t want to talk about that, be­cause that will al­ways ex­ist. I don’t hate so­cial me­dia be­cause of that. In fact I like so­cial me­dia, and I think it’s a bril­liant way for some­one like me to reach out to peo­ple and tell them what I am up to in my life,” he says.

The platforms have helped the ac­tor talk about his achieve­ments, and work sched­ules with his fans, which he couldn’t do be­fore. “If it wasn’t there, peo­ple wouldn’t know what I have done, or what I have achieved in my life. Un­like many of my col­leagues, I don’t have a PR com­pany. It doesn’t suit many peo­ple to talk about me. I was voted as the 12’th most in­flu­en­tial writer, and had I not spo­ken about it on so­cial me­dia, it would not have been no­ticed,” he adds.

Kher says that his so­cial me­dia fol­low­ing is “or­ganic” and un­like many stars, he doesn’t have fan clubs ded­i­cated to him on in­ter­net. “You won’t see an Anu­pam Kher fan club. It’s only me and no one else on it,” he says.

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