Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan – they are the biggest stars of Bollywood today. All three are over 45 years old and have been the heart-throbs of a nation on 1 billion people for almost the last two decades.
So, when the trio joined the social networking website, Twitter.com, their fans and well-wishers were overjoyed because they had an opportunity to connect with their favourite stars directly. Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir enjoyed the cosy company of their fans for a while and tweeted vigorously. But since the last few days, the mega stars have hardly found the time to tweet or reply to their fans. Have Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir been put off by the new age medium? Let’s take a look at their Twitter innings so far.
Shah Rukh Khan was the first of the three Khans to join Twitter. He also has the highest number of followers from among the three Khans. Not surprisingly, given the King Khan’s friendly nature, he also follows the most people in the group and also has the highest number of tweets.
Twitter handle: @iamsrk
Following: Shakira, Leonardo DiCaprio, Karan Johar, Amitabh Bachchan, Saurav Ganguly and 44 others.
Last Tweet: (On January 2nd, 2010) Am glad everyone seems to like the G.ONE look….the next level will be to reveal the powers…
Verdict: Shah Rukh Khan tweets only selectively, like when he meets Shakira, or when he is hosting his cricket team after an IPL match. But with two of his films, Ra.One and Don 2, releasing later this year, we might just see the star tweet a lot more to promote his films! His fans will sure hope so…
Salman Khan, the brat that he is, has a lot of fun with the medium, cracking jokes and venting his frustrations. Salman describes himself as a ‘Film actor, artist, painter, humanitarian’ on the website.
Twitter handle: @beingsalmankhan
Following: Preity Zinta, Arbaaz Khan, Arpita Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.
Last Tweet: (On Match 7th, 2010) Won’t b on twitter fr a bit since traveling to nite. If I manage to learn hw to tweet frm the I pad thn vil keep in touch fr sure. Lekin mushkil lagta hai, seekhna nahi time milna, hv to finish the movie n cm bk. Till thn u guys take care n kno wat to believe n wat nt 2.
Verdict: Salman Khan has promised to be back on Twitter soon, and we believe him, just like his fans. Besides, now that the shooting of his next film, Ready is over, we might see Salman back in action yet again.
Aamir Khan is a very private person, even on a public medium like Twitter. He seems to have almost quit tweeting. Incidentally, actor Imran Khan, who is Aamir’s nephew, had quite the social networking website last year.
Twitter handle: @aamir_khan
Following: Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, Amitabh Bachchan, Imran Khan and Salman Khan.
Last Tweet: (On 16th August, 2010) Whats the latest cricket score?
Verdict: Aamir Khan has no major releases coming up. One also knows the fate of Aamir’s blog, which is hardly updated at all. We certainly do not expect Aamir to tweet often. Maybe, he will be the first of the Khans to quit Twitter after all…