‘USE SO­CIAL ME­DIA JU­DI­CIOUSLY’

Kalki only posts on top­ics that she be­lieves in and is ready to de­fend them, if the need be

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh ■ an­juri.na­yar@htlive.com

Ac­tor Kalki Koechlin (right) might be quite ac­tive on so­cial me­dia plat­forms, but each time she posts some­thing on­line —Twit­ter, Face­book and In­sta­gram — she is ex­tra care­ful.

The 33-year-old likes to post her views about top­ics that she strongly be­lieves in and ex­er­cises her dis­cre­tion while do­ing so.“I think twice be­fore I post some­thing on­line. I don’t want to be in a sit­u­a­tion where I can’t ar­gue or de­fend my point. I only post some­thing when I know the sub­ject fully, and am sure about the sub­ject,” says Kalki.

How­ever, if Kalki gets trolled for a post, she doesn’t bother about it much, un­like many ac­tors who lose their cool on read­ing neg­a­tive com­ments on their posts. “I switch off. I don’t look at trolls or re­ply to [any of] them. I’m not some­one, who would dig out and read what peo­ple are writ­ing un­der my posts. I look at so­cial me­dia as a medium, where you can put your stuff and that’s the great part. But when it comes to com­ments, I don’t re­ally bother,” says the ac­tor.

Although get­ting trolled might be the tough­est part that comes along when you are a celebrity, Kalki be­lieves that there is a pos­i­tive side to it as well. “The best part is that you get to live your dreams and night­mares. You get to ex­press ev­ery­thing without any in­hi­bi­tions. When you are go­ing through a tough time, you can chan­nelise that into your art. It’s im­por­tant for all of us to emo­tion­ally chan­nel our­selves,” says Kalki, who has been part of films such as Zindagi Na Mi­legi Do­bara (2011), Yeh Jawaani Hai Dee­wani (2013) and That Girl in Yel­low Boots (2011)

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