By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Asin Thottumkal has a serious problem - she has impersonators on all major social networking websites. Setting the record straight, the actress says that other than her own blog, she is neither on Twitter nor Facebook.
"I was ready to overlook these fake IDs using my name as long as they weren't harmful. But now the problem is getting out of hand," Asin, who made it big in Hindi films with "Ghajini", told IANS.
The other night a colleague had a whole long conversation with 'Asin' and called up the next day to share her excitement about the intimate conversation they had.
"I nearly fell off my chair. I won't name this actress. But she said we shared our most intimate secrets on Facebook. I nearly fell of my chair and asked her whom did she share her secrets with because it was most certainly not me.
"Two days ago a journalist came to interview me and said she got all the information on me from what I had written on Twitter. For the record, I'm not on any of the social-networking websites. Apart from my own website, I'm not on the internet for any other purpose. I started blogging even before Aamir Khan did in August 2005," said Asin.
"I was clubbed with Chetan Bhagat and Shashi Tharoor and put on a social networking website. But I'm not on Orkut, Facebook or Twitter. Apparently there are lots of fake profiles," she added.
Asin is also upset with false reports that she relishes meat despite the fact that she is a vegetarian.
"Its been ages since I have had non-vegetarian food. For all practical purposes, I'm a vegetarian. But I read this horrible report about how I love all kinds of exotic meats. I haven't been approached by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). But that doesn't mean I've to go the other way," she said.