Aishwarya Rai on social media: I stayed away because after a while it becomes business
British-indian actor Banita Sandhu, who made her debut with October, says she does not want to limit herself to a particular genre. The 20-yearold actor says she enjoys commercial cinema and she wants to be associated with good content.
“I don’t want to box myself into anything. I have done October and I am super happy. I want to be versatile and work with different creative people. If it is a massy film, great or if it is going to be an independent film with first time director, that also will be great. I just want to be creatively passionate about the project. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan kept away from the social media for a very long time until joining Instagram earlier this year. She says the fact that people start seeing it as a “barometric reflection of your popularity or status” was a put off for her.
The actor and former Miss World spoke up about it for Conde Nast Traveller India, the 50th issue of which features her as the cover star. So far, she says, her social media journey has felt natural. “Baap re baap, ab itne log jaanne lag gaye hain,” actor Pankaj Tripathi exclaims in acknowledgment of the love and praise he has received for his versatile roles in films and web series over the years. He says he is swarmed with good scripts, but doesn’t have enough time to devote to all. “People have really liked Mirzapur. The public is giving a lot of love. Two years ago, I used to feel I have done so many films… who knows me. Now I wonder… Baap re baap, ab itne log jaanne lag gaye hain (so many people have started recognising me). I don’t know what’s happening. I am only doing my work with sincerity. Rest, I don’t know what is happening,” Pankaj told IANS here in his distinctive style.