Social media ‘scary’ for Sonali

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Most of the celebrities in B-Town are active on social media but actress Sonali Bendre thinks it extremely “scary” to be open about her life online.

“It’s scary to be so open and I’m basically a very private person. It sounds funny considering the career that I’ve been in. But somewhere I always dealt with it but not really telling the truth in various situations. I’ve always changed things. But it’s difficult to be so open and honest for me,” said Sonali, the brand ambassador of cosmetic brand Oriflame, said at an event here to queries why she still wasn’t on social media.

But Sonali’s filmmaker husband Goldie Bahl and son are technology-savvy, she said.

“I can’t understand why they like it so much, I go through a lot of paranoia especially when my son is concerned. My husband keeps on telling to stop being so paranoid, but still I’m very paranoid.”

Sonali was also present at her friend Twinkle Khanna’s recent book launch where Twinkle had said that as a mother, she was happy if there was a ban on pornographic websites.

First looks, trailers, teasers and other promotion material are all intensely carried out on social media nowadays which makes it a means for celebrities to be in the news and also to connect with fans and voice opinions on burning issues. That is perhaps why Sonali hopes she gets over her reluctance.

“I’m not on any social media but maybe, one day I’ll get over my paranoia, I’ll join in. But 140 words on Twitter is very difficult, I have lots to say,” says Sonali who was last seen in a cameo in “Once Upon a time in Mumbai Dobaara”. She also featured in the television serial “Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye” which was a mature love story.

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