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Zeeshan Ayyub: I have seen people slip into depression because of social media

Actor Zeeshan Ayyub, who is shooting for Aamir Khan-Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan, reveals why he isn’t a big fan of social media.

bollywood Updated: Sep 29, 2017 16:36 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
Actor Zeeshan Ayyub shot to fame with films such as Raanjhana (2013) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015).
Actor Zeeshan Ayyub shot to fame with films such as Raanjhana (2013) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015).

Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, popular for his roles in films such as Tubelight, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, and Raees, reveals that while every actor today wants their social media reach to be as wide as possible, it is something he hasn’t taken a fancy to.

“I have seen many people slip into depression because of social media. Some have actually come up to me with a heavy heart and said ‘uske mujhse zyaada followers hain.’ I ask them why did you go to his account and check this in the first place? But positive bhi hai iska (but there’s a positive side to it, too). Your work reaches out to so many people in a short time,” says Zeeshan.

The 32-year old even goes on to point fingers at the kind of coverage everyone gets in newspapers and magazines. “Magazines padhke bhi depress ho rahe hain ki hamara nahi aa raha hai! (They’re getting depressed at magazines not featuring them!)”

The actor has a piece of advice for those highly-addicted to social media. “Ideally, it has to be your own personal account. But some stars have accounts created by their public relations (PR) people too. PR account pe toh apna promotion karte hi hain, but itne frustrated hote hain ki apne personal account pe bhi kar dete hain! (Out of frustration, they end up promoting themselves on their personal accounts as well as their PR accounts!) My advice for such stars is to take a deep breath and go slow. I don’t have any PR, and avoid doing this. The only time I’m active on social media is a week before I have a release lined up.”

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First Published: Sep 29, 2017 16:36 IST

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