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