Twitter alert!

May 23, 2010

KARACHI: Amitabh Bachchan joined the micro-blogging site this week just to face the 140-character dilemma. His Twitter handle (@SrBachchan) shows the Bollywood legend is apparently inspired by his son whose Twitter user name is @juniorbachchan.

Drawing 37,500 fans on the first day, Big B’s fan-following was constantly being compared to that of Sachin Tendulkar who had 79,000 followers the day he joined Twitter. Unlike Salman Khan and Big B who recently joined the site, many actors like Saif Ali Khan are adamant that they will not join Twitter.

“I would not be on Twitter because I do not feel the need. I do not want to share my thoughts,” Khan told the IANS news agency.

Here’s a round-up of the best tweets of the week.

Amitabh Bachchan

Somehow after spending almost two years on the blog, writing short 140 characters now seems so inadequate and incomplete.

Ali Azmat

Let it (Facebook) be banned in honour of Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh). This will be the first of the sacrifices.

Shoaib Malik

(I am) shocked at the defeat of the Pakistani cricket team. Hussey took the game away in the last over. Hard luck!

Lady Gaga

I am, perhaps, a complicated person. Love seems to me a complicated thing.

Ali Zafar

Celebrities (are) putting up their topless pictures. Friends (are) pressurising and daring I put mine.

Mahesh Bhatt

Do not know whether I should be flattered or insulted when some of you say: I enjoy your tweets much more than your movies.

Ashton Kutcher

My teacher once told me that no one appreciates the light when it is red. What if it did not work in the moment you needed it most?

Shahid Kapoor

Maybe it is because I am from a middle class background that I am always grateful for whatever I get.

Shah Rukh Khan

Most of the stuff I endorse is meant for everyone who anyway uses stuff of that genre (but) I just want them to use the one I sell.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 23, 2010.


Sarah | 14 years ago | Reply The one you've quoted from doesn't have the 'i' in his user name while the real one does.Sania once made a mistake and tweeted the name without the 'i' but later corrected it.The fake guy quickly re tweeted and hence got people to believe he's real.Read Sania's correction and check out their cell phone photos of themselves.
Sarah | 14 years ago | Reply The Shoaib Malik tweet pasted above is from a fake account. Shoaib's actual account is @realshoaibmalik which was introduced by Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) Both of them have been posting cell phone photos from these accounts and with their personal celeb friends following them is a proof that they're the actual Shoaib and Sania. Shoaib hasn't tweeted about the outcome of the semi final,he just mentioned commenting during the match on Geo news and his latest tweet is about the Indian Airline's plane crash. Once again,bad research.
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