The towering legend of Bollywood has crossed a 10 million followers mark on Twitter which makes him the most followed man in India. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, the man who needs no introduction is much more than a Bollywood superstar. He is now seen as a national icon, with whom every Indian heart resonates.
He carried the Olympic flame in London in 2012 was also rated as the best actor ever by a BBC online poll. Mr. Bachchan who has acted in more than 180 Hindi films, actually had his first film, KA Abbas’s “
Saat Hindustani”, in 1969, as a major flop on the box office. It was his much adored “young angry man” image which gained weight and accolades in Zanjeer which brought the much needed spark in his career. Ever since there was no looking back. The 71-year old star has already made his Hollywood debut in “The Great Gatsby”. He was also honored by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum by being the first actor to have a waxwork housed there.
He currently hosts a popular TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati which happens to be the Indian style and format of Who Wants to be a millionaire. The show’s popularity it is said to be because of the format and largely because of the presence of the iconic star who strikes a chord with every participant who makes it to the hot seat.
The Big B as he is also referred to by Indian media, is known for his presence and activity on social media. He never forgets to keep a date with his fans via his simple and real-time tweets which are at times personal and at times also about national and international events. He is also known for replying to tweets of his fans which is quite a feat for each of the millions who follow him.
“10 MILLION !! ON TWITTER !! YEEAAAHH !! Thank you all that follow me .. ! Next target 20 !!” was the thanksgiving tweet from humbled and excited Mr. Bachchan for all his fans across the world.