Mumbai, March 18 (IANS): Actor Hemant Chaddha, who has been seen on shows such as ‘Dwarkadheesh’, ‘Ambar Dhara’ and Anamika, is very active online. He loves social media and admits it too.
“I love social media because it’s become an integral part of our daily lives. I’m comfortable posting things about me that are related to my work. I don’t share much about my personal life. And , I occasionally take short breaks from social media as a deliberate act to keep my mental health in check. I use this time for other activities that are good for both the brain and the body, and recharge me,” he says.
As a social media celebrity, when asked if he gets anxious thinking about the response, likes, comments, shares of his posts and the followers he has gained, Hemant responds in the negative. .
“I really don’t think about all those things. People care too much about followers and likes because they think it makes them look better and more popular. But, in the end, they don’t mean anything. They don’t Don’t say who you are as a person and sum up your life There are more important things that matter Social media detox is necessary for everyone because it helps you stay grounded and close to reality. Everything you see on social networks is not true”, he adds.
The pressure of social media is strong on some people, who are also obsessed with different platforms. After seeing both sides of the time when social media was non-existent and now that it’s such a part of our lives, the actor is looking at them differently.
“There’s no denying that social media is huge now and there can be a lot of positives and benefits. It’s good to be connected, especially with those we don’t meet on a regular basis. But we also know that social media and media can be a slippery slope to depression, loneliness, anxiety and low self-esteem, so you have to know where to draw the line,” suggests the actor, who spends a few hours a day surf social networks, mainly in the morning and evening. He shares never going overboard with it.
These days, many people also make personal and business announcements on social media. And that’s something that Hemant says differs from person to person.
“It’s more about comfort. Honestly, for me, social media is more like my professional portfolio. I don’t like doing personal announcements involving my family. I agree that it’s very difficult to stay real on social media and it’s easier Many things are glorified and not real, but people also need to understand that it takes hours and a lot of effort to curate and create quality content that is meaningful and beautiful,” he says.