MUMBAI: Alok Nath, the popular film and television star, today joined Twitter. The actor, known for his fatherly roles in the film and television, became a pop culture icon as the Sanskari Babuji on Twitter a few months back, when one of his movies was being aired on television and users began tweeting about his character and his dialogues. In the last six months, there have been close to 2, 00,000 Tweets about him and his TV character.
Alok Nath has spent nearly three decades in the television and film industry and came into limelight in the mega serial “Buniyaad”. He has acted in many hit films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Vivaah, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Taal, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and many more. Not only that but he has also played role of Sanskari Babuji on various soaps such as Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai, Yahan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli.
Alok Nath on joining Twitter said, “I'm excited to join Twitter since people have popularised my character on it and I'm happy to now finally share the real Alok Nath with the world. It feels like there was a party thrown in my honour and I didn't attend. So I'm attending now, fashionably later than never and I'm looking forward to engaging with my fans and friends in real-time.”
Pratiksha Rao, Entertainment partnerships manager, Twitter said, “We are very happy to welcome Alok Nath on Twitter. Twitter is the global town square where users can engage in live and public conversation about their interests from news to sports to films to comedy. Twitter users can now engage in conversation with Alok Nath and discover more about him outside of his TV shows’ persona.”