Actor Amitabh Bachchan’s follower count on Twitter has hit 22 million, making him the most followed Indian star.
The 73-year-old thespian, who has starred in hits 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.
Bachchan is neck-and-neck with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who also has 22 million Twitter followers. On Saturday night, Bachchan expressed his excitement over the news.
“BADUMBA! Twitter followers reaches 22 million AB22Million...thank you all... your love made it,” Bachchan tweeted.
The Wazir actor is active on social media platforms and uses the medium to share updates about his personal and professional life.
He is currently gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film Pink, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. The film has been produced byPiku director Shoojit Sircar.
Pink is about three women trapped in a criminal case. The thriller also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang and is scheduled to release in India on September 16.