Social media has a big sway in an actor’s life today, says Shubhaavi Choksey. The actor says that even if you are average on screen, a good social media page can get you a lot of fans today. “It definitely boosts the popularity of any actor, which is amazing.
As far as talent is concerned, there are few people who I don’t think are such good actors, but it is because their pages are beautifully done that people follow them. I feel it’s a talent to click a picture also because I am still not able to click a good selfie,” she says.
The actor adds that the medium has its upsides and downsides. “It’s great, social media has got its pros and cons. It’s a nice way of showing how you are, it’s also a way of portraying how you are not, so there are pros and cons to this. For example, when I got married and I went to Dubai, I had no idea about my school and college friends. But thanks to Facebook, I was connected to them, despite me not coming and meeting them in India. I was still in touch with them,” she says.
She adds, “It is an addiction too. I was talking to one of my friends and she told me how she is continuously on Instagram, that’s what Facebook was for me when I had got married. But over the years, I feel I have so much to do apart from being there on social media. I have so many things to do as a mother, homemaker and now as a working woman that I don’t get that much of time. But yes, social media is an addiction to a lot of people.”