Amitabh Bachchan Joins Twitter Bandwagon

It can’t get any bigger than this!

Well, at least on Twitter, the micro-blogging website that’s caught the fancy of Bollywood stars ever since Shashi Tharoor, the former Minister of State for External Affairs pioneered the medium in India. Son Abhishek Bachchan announced Amitabh’s arrival on Twitter on May 18. “Ladies and gentlemen. He is here! BigB in the house! Welcome Pa. Show him the love tweeps!”

While Amitabh made an excited opening remark, “Hey baby! I made it on Twitter. Yeeaaaaaahhhh! … sorry.. just got carried away.” Apparently, Abhishek’s introduced his father to the medium. Amitabh further wished Abhishek a safe journey, “Safe onward flight and love. Time to take a shower…”

Interestingly, Twitter, where one can post short messages of 140 characters, has become a medium of choice for film stars and makers of all hues and colours to interact with their fans. Amitabh Bachchan is the latest in a long list of Bollywood stars joining the site: Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, etc.

For a list of authentic Bollywood twitterati, click here.

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