Kirti Kulhari: Everyone is projecting their idea of an ideal life on social media

While it’s natural for people, especially actors, to want to look their glamourous best in their social media posts, there’s a certain charm to keeping it natural and real. There has been a flood of holiday photos from exotic locales on the timelines of many actors, but actress Kirti Kulhari likes to give people an ‘unfiltered’ view of her life, even when she is vacationing. In a chat with BT, the actress talks about the pressure of social media and her idea of a holiday. Excerpts:

‘I like to project what’s ‘real’ on social media’

‘I like to project what’s ‘real’ on social media’

In This Image: Kirti Kulhari
Talking about striking a balance between her on-screen and off-screen persona, Kirti says, “I belong to the film industry and glamour is a part of it, but the pictures that you see on my social media are a part of my life, and they are real. Though I was born and brought up in Mumbai, all my summer vacations and festivals were spent at my village, Kulhariyon Ka Bas in Rajasthan. Last Diwali, when I was there, we cooked food on the gas stove in the kitchen and I enjoyed giving sticks to my grandmother for heating water on the chulah. That’s my way of enjoying a holiday. I won’t deny that I would like to dress up glam for an event, too, as both aspects are a part of my life.” She adds, “Everyone is projecting their idea of an ideal life on social media with a ‘glitz and glam’ filter, which is not for me. While I am not saying there is anything wrong in clicking pictures at exotic locations, I enjoy the rootedness and the simplicity of our Indian villages.”


‘I made a late entry into social media and created a profile last March’

‘I made a late entry into social media and created a profile last March’

In This Image: Kirti Kulhari
The ‘Pink’ actress, who joined social media in March 2019, is trying to figure out the digital world. “Earlier, I didn’t feel the need to be on social media, and so, I created a profile only last March when I had to promote my film. I always felt that if I am good, people will look at my work and that’s how it works. Initially, I did not know how to keep up with social media. Also, I was a late entrant in films, too, so for me, it was always about doing my work as I am so passionate about it.”


‘What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger’

‘What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger’

In This Image: Kirti Kulhari
The Mission Mangal actress, who will next be seen in the Hindi remake of ‘The Girl on the Train’, admits that people have emerged stronger as a result of the pandemic. Kirti says, “Today, the world has changed professionally, personally and economically. While big films have always had a monopoly, I feel that now we all are on the same level. Everyone is on the same page and the new business models have levelled up things for actors and filmmakers. We have been struck with tragedy many times in the past, but nothing is stronger than the human spirit and what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.”



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