Amitabh Bachchan Posts a Cautionary Note for Social Media Users and it’s Worth a Read!

Amitabh Bachchan Posts a Cautionary Note for Social Media Users and it’s Worth a Read!

Big B recently took to social media and shared his words of wisdom. Speaking from experience, he revealed that anything and everything including ‘light hearted words’ can become controversial on the internet, no matter what the intention may be.

Even at 76 years of age, megastar Amitabh Bachchan knows how to stay relevant. When he’s not in the spotlight for his work projects, the Paa actor is always speaking about something or the other on his social media handles including Twitter, Instagram and his personal blog. And, his fan following on all the platforms is proof of this. The star has 37 million followers on Twitter, 30 million likes on his celebrity Facebook page and over 12 million fans on Instagram. With the micro-blogging site in the lead, Amitabh posts the most on Twitter, be it snippets from his personal or professional life.

Big B recently took to social media and shared his words of wisdom. Speaking from experience, he revealed that anything and everything can become controversial on the internet, no matter what the intention may be. "Social Media is being recognised as the new power and in some intellectual quarters, the fifth estate. Media being the fourth, after the known three,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night.



“But … A word of caution on what you express, because even 'lighthearted' is controversial now," the avid social media user continued. The actor, who often refers to his fans as his ‘extended family’ is a source of inspiration to millions around the globe. It was probably for this reason that his Twitter account was hacked two months ago. His profile picture was replaced with that of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Twitter biography which usually reads, “Actor... well at least some still saying so!” was suffixed by “Love Pakistan”. Additionally, three posts were sent out and the verified profile’s cover image was also changed.  On the acting front, Amitabh is currently busy with his next titled Gulabo Sitabo, directed by Shoojit Sircar. The film is slated to release in the end of this year.

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