Stardom Has Been Washed Away With Social Media: Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn is currently basking in the success of his latest film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. In an interview to PTI recently, the actor said that he is not active on social media because an actor should be known for his/her work, not what he/she posts online.
“The mystery around stardom has been washed away by social media and by actors themselves, who constantly post about their lives on social media. Earlier, we would only imagine how they lived and what they did, but now people think stars are just like them,” Ajay said.
Ajay added that he prefers staying away from social media. “I believe that actors should be known for the work they do and not their 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.
Devgn, who began his career in 1991 with Phool Aur Kante, considers himself lucky to have stayed relevant to audiences across generations 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. I am glad that my risk paid off.”
Ajay also says that The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior have touched him the most. “These films make you wonder as to how these people made such big sacrifices. We can’t even think of them.”