Blog: Eight Times Amitabh Bachchan’s Tweets Reminded Me of My Angry Uncle

Blog: Eight Times Amitabh Bachchan’s Tweets Reminded Me of My Angry Uncle

Amitabh Bachchan is truly a legendary actor but his twitter meltdowns have often made us laugh. Here are eight times Big B made us laugh unintentionally
Blog: Eight Times Amitabh Bachchan’s Tweets Reminded Me of My Angry Uncle
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Amitabh Bachchan is an acting legend and an institution. I've always been a fan of his work - whether it's him as the swaggy Mr. Natwarlal or his sarcastic drunkard performance in Sharaabi. However, his social media presence is sometimes a contrast from who he appears to be on the screen. While he was known as the 'Angry Young Man' of the '70s and '80s, on Twitter, he's often ... well. Like this.

Recently Amitabh Bachcan lost his cool about the success of Badla. The film did very well at the box office but Big B was angry that the film wasn't getting the love that it deserved from the producer or the people who had made it. 

He got into a twitter battle with Shah Rukh Khan over the success of Badla which lead to this very creative exchange. It all started with this tweet.

Shah Rukh Khan responded but Amitabh wasn't going to let this go, oh no.

SRK had the last word but this exchange will definitely made me think about Amitabh's twitter battles.

It was just last year that he reminded Twitter that he lost his followers. Honestly, we all did, Big B. It's okay. Technology is weird. But Big B's lashing out at twitter reminded me of someone trying to wash their computer with soap and water to clean them of viruses.

I mean, he was angry even after posting 'maximum activity'. Welcome to the age of the millenials, Big B. Maximum activity on social media is all we have and we're constantly posting. It doesn't matter to Twitter.

And the same way my angry uncle makes it a point to find out mistakes from the paper, Big B often takes to twitter to find out mistakes from the popular paper, Times of India. 

I still don't understand, by the way, why he numbers his tweets. Once in an interview he said that he often does that to remember what he tweeted. Someone tell him about the search bar.

He also insisted that Badla's edit was shown to him. Just recently he schooled Shoojit Sircar about the 'black hole'.

He also likes posting a lot of pictures of himself.

Big B also frequently complains of people not responding to him or wishing him back at the right time. That - kind of kills the point. He's done this in the past with Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar. He really reminds me of that uncle who finds me at every family gathering to tell me that I forgot to return his messages. 

He's kind of like the war hero uncle, really, who's come back from a mission and now all he wants to do is put you in a chair in front of him and start how he shot down the enemy in one fell swoop. What he doesn't realize is that I've got an episode of Game of Thrones to catch up on and I have heard this story ten times already.

And the time he wore shorty shorts. Oh God.

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