Amitabh Bachchan reaches 19 million fan following on Twitter

"Wazir" star Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Bollywood celebrity to have 19 million followers on popular micro-blogging site Twitter.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: January 22, 2016 11:07 am
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“Wazir” star Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Bollywood celebrity to have 19 million followers on popular micro-blogging site Twitter. (Read Wazir Review)

The 73-year-old megastar beaten his contemporaries Shah Rukh Khan (17.5 million), Aamir Khan (16,2 million), Salman Khan (15.8 million) and Priyanka Chopra (12.5 million) with his new milestone.

Bachchan’s Twitter account became live in May, 2010 and ever since has been a one stop destination for his fans to connect, interact and engage with the actor.

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“In all the excitement of retweeting the 19 million on Twitter… Forgot the 34 yrs of ‘Satte Pe Satta’,” he tweeted.

“Satte Pe Satta”, an action comedy, was an adaptation of 1954 Hollywood film “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. Besides starring Bachchan in a prominent role, the Raj N Sippy-directed film starred Hema Malini, Amjad Khan and Sachin.

On Twitter, the actor is followed by stars like Mukesh Bhatt, Sridevi, Dilip Kumar, Madhuri Dixit among others. Bachchan has so far made 47.5 thousands tweets.