The emotions that Eijaz Khan has toward social media are “a mixed bag”. Sometimes it depends on how he is feeling, sometimes he looks forward to connecting with a lot of people via different platforms and giving them a life update or something to smile about.
“Social media needs to be handled with care. Fortunately, or unfortunately most of my followers and supporters are because of Bigg Boss and they used to tell me that I make them smile. It means a lot to me. So I've to give them a glimpse into my life, make them happy. Sometimes of course it becomes impossible because I'm not the person who picks up the phone and starts documenting it. At that time I am more focused on what's happening and how to solve it,” he says.
He keeps taking short breaks from social media. “The reason, as I said, it depends on my mood. Most of the time I post when I'm happy, out with my loved ones or when there are happy occasions. But sometimes there are challenges in your life and that's not when you reach out to your phone and start taking selfies or documenting the not-so-happy things. I see social media as a necessary evil because I come from a time where there was no social media etc. So I need to reboot, disconnect sometimes. I'm that kind of person,” adds the actor, known for projects like Kkavyanjali, Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa, Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey.
As a celebrity on social media, Eijaz does not feel anxious thinking about his follower count or engagement on his posts. He does that only when there is a collaboration or work happening.
“In the recent past, I have realised that Pavitra and I started getting work by the influence of social media. Earlier I wasn't up to the mark on social media. So I didn't want her to lose out on anything and up my game a little. I understood the reach of photos, reels, etc. There are people who are really happy posting every day, twice, or thrice. And there are some people who post once a month. It's up to them. Yes, I see that there is a section of people who are obsessed, their whole existence revolves around what they post and what people are going to say or think about them. I don't think that's really healthy. The most important relationship you can have is with yourself. If posting on social media makes you happy, go ahead and do it but if you are doing it to make other people happy, that’s a wrong approach,” he adds.