14 Jun 2021: 'Naagin-2' actor Rohan Gandotra lost projects for low social-media presence?
Social media platforms can bridge the gap between celebrities and fans, helping them to interact openly. But what if only online presence was used as a parameter to judge your capability and not talent? Something similar happened with Naagin 2 actor Rohan Gandotra. Despite having worked in multiple Hindi serials, the actor confessed to having been rejected for having fewer followers on social media.
Quote: 'This has been happening in industry even with experienced artists'
Speaking to a leading portal, the Kaala Teeka actor said losing jobs because of fewer interactions on the internet was "very disheartening and discouraging". "In the past, I have lost a few projects because I didn't have enough followers on social media and it's very disheartening and discouraging," he said. "This has been happening in the industry even with experienced artists."
Details: Rather than fighting it, I'm trying to adapt, Gandotra said
"I'm not very active on social media and have always believed that an actor's talent must define him and not the number of followers on his/her social media handles," the Dil Se Dil Tak star clarified. However, he had to go against his beliefs and "adapt." "Rather than fighting it, I'm trying to adapt with these new norms," the 30-year-old mentioned.
Netizen: He is trying to be more active on social media
And, how is he adapting to this change? "Now, I've started pushing myself to be active on social media," noted the actor, and his Twitter and Instagram accounts are a testament to that. He puts scenic, stylish posts regularly, and boasts 257K followers on Instagram. His Twitter handle is far spaced though, but he has a verified account on the platform.
Work: He was last seen in a Hotstar special drama
Now coming to his work, Gandotra revealed he has not received satisfactory television offers after his last venture ended in 2019. "Toward the end of the year, I took up an OTT project," he said, while referring to the Hotstar special 1962: The War in the Hills. Although he was initially apprehensive of working in COVID-19 environment, he is now "mentally prepared."
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