Basking in the success of his latest release – “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”, Versatile Bollywood star Ajay Devgn says he stays away from social media because as an actor one should be known for their work, not for what they post online.
Devgn, believes social media has washed away the mystery around stardom.
“The stardom era has been washed (away) by social media now and by actors themselves, who constantly keep sharing information about their lives. Earlier, we would imagine how they lived, what they did but now people think they (stars) are just like them.
“I am not too much (active) on social media. I believe an actor should be known for their work and not for social media activity. Wherever I go, I get respect and that makes you feel good. I have always done my own thing,” the actor told PTI in an interview here.
“Tanhaji…” is Devgn’s 100th film and the actor, who began his career in 1991 with “Phool Aur Kante”, considers himself lucky to have stayed relevant for audiences thanks to his varied film choices.
“I have been lucky to be doing different kind of roles and they have worked too because so many actors struggle to do different things.
“At that time nobody was doing a film like Raincoat’. I just wanted to try out different things, hence I did it. There was no fear whether it will work or not. I am glad my risk paid off. A lot of people advised me against such films but today almost everyone is doing such films and they are working.”