Aish­warya Rai on so­cial me­dia: I stayed away be­cause af­ter a while it be­comes busi­ness

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

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.

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