Do you enjoy using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram?
Honestly I enjoy Instagram the most because I post a lot of pictures. I’ve got to a point of self-obsession where I am posting a lot of pictures of myself (Laughs). It’s something I never thought I will do. I’ve been on Twitter for a year but been very reluctant. I was not even following anyone from India for thinking others will get upset. But now I think agar upset hote hain to ho yaar, bahut ho gaya. Main bhi kitni cheezon se upset hoti hoon to koi fark nahin padta. So I have started following few people. I’m enjoying this but I’m going to become more active. I can sense it. Like a lot of times I find myself saying, ‘Oh I can tweet about this.’ I will still not give opinions on anything and everything because I think it’s a little preposterous to think that people really want my opinion on most things. But if there is something I just want to share, not necessarily an opinion about something ongoing, I’ll do that. I’ve just got on Facebook and I’m getting a hang of it.
What is the best line you have read about yourself on Twitter?
When Kahaani 2 trailer released, people were so effusive in their praise of the trailer and me. I feel that every compliment is great. I just love it.
Describe Durga Rani Singh (your role in Kahaani 2) in 140 characters…
Durga Rani Singh is grey and unusual.
Who is the most entertaining person on social media?
When people on social media know that you don’t know them, they get away with saying anything. But having said that Shirish Kunder’s tweets are quiet funny. And at the same time they do not take negative jibes at anyone.
Whom do you often stalk on social platforms?
Idris Elba, the hottest actor ever born. He is a black Britisher and he is too cool.
Are there any do’s and don’ts for social media that you have decided for yourself?
Yeah, I will not give unnecessary opinion about things. I don’t think it’s necessary for me to comment on things just because I am on social media. I don’t think everyone has to comment about everything that’s happening, especially about political issues. If someone wants to voice their opinion they are welcome to but they shouldn’t feel compelled to. Unless I feel strongly about something, I’m not going to sit and comment on everything.
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If you are not able to understand something about social media, who is the person you call and ask about it?
My manager, Priyanka and my digital agency. I call them and say, listen yeh post nahin ho raha hai, kya karun?
Who educated you about these platforms? And when did you feel the need to have your presence there?
My manager did. Initially I use to keep saying that I don’t have anything to say. I say whatever I want to say through my films. Sujoy (Ghosh) had opened a twitter account for me in 2009 but I wasn’t using it. Then finally I activated it last year because my manager kept saying start it, if you don’t like it then get off to it. That’s how I started.
Do you get worried when your followers stop increasing?
No, as a matter of fact my followers on Twitter have increased very slowly because I’m so reluctant. My digital, PR agency and my managers keep asking me to interact more. And I’m like ‘thoda to time do mujhe’ (Laughs).
How much time do you spend per day on social media?
Exactly five minutes. I’m not addicted at all. My phone is on silent mode for the past nine years. Agar mera phone kho jaaye to mujhe har jagah dhoondhna padta hai because call karke you can’t figure out where it is. I like my space too much but I will admit that I’m beginning to enjoy social media. But I don’t think I will ever get addicted.