Friendship Cancel with Twitter, Announces Amitabh Bachchan

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Friendship Cancel with Twitter, Announces Amitabh Bachchan

Illustration: Akshita Monga


f you held a gun to any foreigner’s head and forced them to name a famous Indian, the odds of them replying “Amitabh Bachchan” are very good indeed. The Big B is a legit international superstar, a living legend, and lest we forget, also 75 years old. He’s been in the Bollywood limelight since the ’70s, and has managed to remain king of the hill even in 2018. With the advent of social media, he converted his celebrity status into influencer status, quickly becoming the most followed Indian on Twitter.

Despite winning so many accolades during his career that there is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to cataloguing his accomplishments, Bachchan seemed to treasure his Most Followed status more dearly than any number of Lifetime Achievement awards. For good reason too. He’s upended every stereotype of the elderly not being social media savvy… But only as far as the number of followers is concerned.