Akshay Kumar has made a name for himself not just in India but across the globe as an action star who has also delivered hits in the drama and comedy genres. The actor – who became an Indian citizen again in August this year, was recently asked about the effects of kids using social media for unstipulated amounts of time.
A clip is now going viral on Reddit that has Kumar answering this question while also talking about the dark side of social media and how it is becoming a business now. Read on to know all he said.
In a snippet from Akshay Kumar’s interview with PTI earlier this month, we see Akki talk about whether young children should have restricted time on social media for their mental peace. The ‘Mission Raniganj’ actor said, “Social media ek bahut bada jariya ho gaya hai jaha paise bhi milte hai. Lots of people don’t even mean what they are saying but just to start the conversation and have more likes… Aaj kitne saare log mahine ka 6 se leke 7 lakh, 8 lakh kama rahe hai? Just because of writing something, saying something, going against something. It is now become a business.”
Akshay Kumar continued, “Joh trend hota hai, it is not the real feeling of people… People feel in a different way. It is better to just keep on being in your life and work and not follow what is being written on the social media. Yeah some people say it honestly also.” The ‘OMG 2‘ actor added, There are two kinds of people some people really mean what they say some people are doing it because they are doing it as business.” Check out the clip here:
Reacting to the clip, a Reddit user wrote, “Akshay answered like an engg student. Pick the common keyword from question and write everything you know about that even if the question is focusing on something else.”
Another added, “He is right though. Social media does damage one’s mental peace, so it’s better to not take it seriously.”
A third noted, “Kya ye business nhi krta social media parr??.. Ye podcast bhi ek tarah ka business hai”
What do you think of Akshay Kumar’s views on social media and kids spending uncontrolled time on it?
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