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"I Had a Secret Account for a Month": Aditya Roy Kapoor Admits to Stalking People Before Officially Joining Instagram

The actor reveals what finally made him join social media and how it's helping his people skills.

Let's face it, we are all prone to doing a little harmless stalking on social media now and then. And now, it looks like even our Bollywood actors are not immune to this behaviour. Take Aditya Roy Kapoor, for example. The actor joined Instagram in January 2019 after years of being coaxed by friends and fellow actors to join the platform. This was his first post:

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Opening up about what finally made him join Instagram, Aditya said in a recent interview, that his industry friends had been asking him to join the image sharing app forever, but he's never really taken it seriously. But earlier this year, two girls from his gym convinced him to 'just do it'.

"I didn't know those two girls. I had by then put up a video with Varun (Dhawan) saying I'll join Instagram on 30th August. We were at the gym when those two girls walked up to me and said, "When are you joining Instagram? Why aren't you coming on board earlier?" Then, Scarlett (one of the girls) convinced me to join it and said Instagram is positive and stuff. Normally, I don't buy it, but that day, for some reason, I felt screw this, so I downloaded the app, made an account then and there. My username @AdityaRoyKapur was taken so, I took another name then (@adityaroykapuryaitsme). I put up a picture, announced it and that's about it. All of that happened as organically as that."

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When asked about his strategy on social media, he added, "It's completely unstructured, and I do what comes to my mind at that point of time. I don't feel any pressure. Now that I have joined Instagram, I think I'm on it less than before. Earlier, I used to be there all the time. I'm enjoying it because it's where you have complete control on what you're putting out, as you want it. I don't feel there's a compulsion to be active,"

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And then, Aditya admitted to being just as curious as the rest of us. He revealed how he would stalk people from another account, much before he officially joined the Insta bandwagon. "Yes, I had a secret account for a month before I actually announced. So many people were telling me that I started toying with the idea too. So I wanted to check out to see exactly kya hai. Before that, I used to go to Safari and check out people's handles  and that was a very cumbersome process. So I decided to download it. I made a fake account and I was using that for one month to check out what the scene is." He further adds, "It's still there but I have not gone back to checking it ever since I made this account." On being asked what his secret handle was he replied "No chance. That's not happening for sure."

Lol, we really wish we could get our hands on his secret handle and find out exactly who he was stalking, don't you?