Bollywood’s young and raring to go actor Arjun Kapoor terms his mobile phone a “necessisity more than a luxury”, saying it provides him his dose of entertainment in between hectic work schedules.
“There are so many gadgets available in the market, but the most important remains the phone – at least for me! We work for long hours, so we literally can’t do anything else but be on the phone. It’s 24X7 entertainment for me and you can never get bored of your phone,” Arjun tells us.
The 29-year-old, who was here recently for the launch of ASUS ZenFone, a smartphone series, went to the extent of saying:
“You can forget your clothes, but you can never forget your phone! A good phone is a necessity more than a luxury.”
Arjun, who started his Bollywood career with “Ishaqzaade” and who has found fans with his films like “Gunday” and “2 States”, believes a majority of the youth is “techies at heart”.
“It’s that time of evolution in the society when you need to be abreast with technology,” he said.
Does he believe that addiction to technology – such as mobile phones – can hamper relationships and social skills? One would think so!
“Not technology! It’s the people holding technolgy. We cannot blame technology for that. It is individuals who should be held up for it. I would never blame technology because in good hands, technology can be fantastic, and in bad hands, it can be destructive,” said Arjun, who made his debut on micro-blogging platform Twitter just last month. And as soon as he made his debut, followers flooded with a huge following tweeting every second to the actor who has only been acting for the last year or so. Already a huge following Mr Kapoor!
How’s the Twitter journey going?
“So far so good! I reached 100,000 recently, which is great! It means I have connected with that many people from across the world. I have people from Brazil and Lebanon and it is overwhelming – the love, adulation and the support we get for the work we’ve done in the past.“It’s a good medium via which you get to interact with people you don’t get to meet all the time,” he said
For now, he’s kicked about his forthcoming project – “Finding Fanny”, an English language film by Homi Adajania. Thanks to the internet and its reach, the film’s trailer has crossed over two million views on YouTube within two days of hitting the web.
Guess he is right, none of us can live without our phones especially when your trying to market your movie or project to the world. It’s the only way to market films now a days. Imagine if we had to market our films and projects without technology like they did back in the day? What would we have left? TV, and Radio and no social interaction on the net with fans and followers? Would it be harder for folks to know what films are out?
What do you think? Could you ever live without your phone for a few days?