Zee Media Bureau/ Aparna Mudi
New Delhi: `If you can`t beat them, join them`. This seems to be the mantra that Alok Nath has followed. The veteran actor has now joined the social networking site, Twitter.
Babuji`s Sanskar gags mentioning Nath went viral with a plethora of jokes on the micro-blogging website a few months ago. The actor has played many roles as the central father figure, particularly in Rajshri movies, including classics like `Hum Apke Hain Kaun` and the more recent `Vivaah`.
Alok Nath posted his first tweet soon after joining:
Pranaam Twitter world! Finally attending the party you guys threw for me. Let's hope it's a good one. Cheers!
— Alok Nath (@aloknath) June 26, 2014
Back then, the actor himself was quite amused by the trending hashtags and added some of his own jokes to the series too. He even joined some of India`s well known stand up comics to shoot for some political parodies that featured the Babuji character.
Watch Alok Nath joining in the humour:
Alok Nath will soon be seen playing `Babuji` again for a new family comedy series,`Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai` on television. The series is supposed to pilot on July 7.
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.”