Mumbai: Actor turned politician Hema Malini said she will restrict her Twitter updates to Bollywood and dancing activities, a month after she faced flak for sharing pictures from her film shoot amid violence in her constituency, Mathura.
Malini was called “insensitive” by Twitterati after she posted photos from Mumbai shoot of “Ek Thi Rani”, her upcoming film. She later deleted the images and posted a tweet condoling the deaths in the clashes.
Malini, 65, says her political functioning anyway gets media coverage so she would like her Twitter feed to be only about her work as an artiste. “After giving it a lot of thought, I’ve decided to restrict my Twitter updates to my film and dance activities.
“I am an artiste & will always remain one. I started this for my fans & will continue to give them news of my activities other than politics. That side of my life is any way covered bythe media,” she has tweeted.
The veteran actress said she has worked “sincerely” forher constituency and does not need to be told by anyone to do so. “As an MP I have always worked sincerely for my constituency & will continue to do so without being prompted by anyone. My conscience is clear.” Talking about her Bollywood career, Malini said she is excited about her upcoming Hindi film with Raj kummar Rao.
The movie has been directed by Ramesh Sippy, who has earlier worked with Malini in films like “Sholay” and “Seeta Aur Geeta”. “And now for something for my fans. ‘Shimla Mirch’ is ready for release. A lovely light hearted film, it is bound to find favour with everyone. “I have just completed the dubbing & feel happy with the result. Working with Ramesh Sippy ji was a pleasure & I’m looking forward to the release too.”