Big B elated to score 22 mn Twitter followers

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the most followed Indian actor on Twitter, has now scored a fan following of 22 million on the micro-blogging platform.

The 73-year-old thespian, who has given hits like “Sholay”, “Deewar”, “Black” and “Piku”, is ahead of actors Shah Rukh Khan with 20.8 million, Salman Khan with 19 million, Aamir Khan with 18.3 million, Priyanka Chopra with 14.8 million and Deepika Padukone 15.6 million.

Big B is neck-and-neck with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who too has 22 million Twitter followers. On Saturday night, Amitabh expressed his excitement over getting 22 million followers.

“BADUMBA! Twitter followers reaches 22 million AB22Million…thank you all… your love made it,” Big B tweeted.

The “Wazir” actor is very active on social media platforms and uses the medium to share updates about his personal and professional lives with his fans and well-wishers.

He is currently gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film “Pink”, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the film has been produced by “Piku”, “Madras Cafe” and “Vicky Donor” fame director Shoojit Sircar.

“Pink” revolves around three girls who were trapped in a criminal case. They are tried in court for an attempt to murder case and defaming some men.

The crime thriller also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang and is scheduled to release on September 16.