Meet Big B the messenger

Published: 23 November, 2012 13:50 IST | Renin Wilben |

While most of our celebs are satisfied with posting tweets on their favourite topics and condoling deaths of well-known personalities, Amitabh Bachchan has gone a step ahead and has used the online medium to enlighten and inform us

Recently, it was Big B who cleared the air over Pran’s health tweeting: ‘Paid a visit to Pran Saheb in hospital .. he is fine .. spent an hour with him joking and talking of times past and present ..’ He also added, ‘All those making speculative remarks on Pran Saheb being critical .. get your facts right before going public .. most irresponsible’.

Amitabh Bachchan

Bachchan’s tweet on the late Bal Thackeray was also touching. ‘When I fought for my life after 'Coolie' accident, he came to visit me in hospital, with a cartoon he had drawn - Yamraj defeated!,’ Big B revealed.

The superstar was also gracious enough to tweet pics of granddaughter Aaradhya’s first birthday. ‘Aaradhya on her 1st birthday with her Father ... thank you all for the blessings and love,’ the tweet read.

Even the news of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan coming under one roof for the ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ premiere was given out by the Sr Bachchan. ‘Danced my shoes off with all the youngsters .. an amazing evening... spending time with Salman, Aamir, Shahrukh, Katrina and Anushka,’ tweeted the actor following the premiere. Big B’s tweet raised hopes of a possible patch up between SRK and Salman. Alas, it wasn’t to be.

Amitabh Bachchan with Rajesh Khanna

It was thanks to Bachchan again that we came to know the last words of late superstar Rajesh Khanna. ‘Time ho gaya hai, pack up’. Those were Kaka’s last words, the 70-year-old actor revealed on his blog.

Even the news of bahu Aishwarya’s pregnancy was confirmed by Big B on Twitter. ‘News news news!! I am going to become a grandfather..Aishwarya happy and thrilled!!!,’ he had posted last year.

In May this year, Bachchan confirmed the name of his granddaughter on Twitter following six months of speculations. ‘My granddaughter is called Aaradhya’, the proud grandpa posted.

Of course, Bachchan has had his oops moment as well. His congratulatory tweet on boxer Mary Kom, in which he inadvertently referred to the sportsperson from Manipur as a ‘mother of two from Assam’ received a lot of backlashes. The veteran actor even threatened to quit Twitter over the malfunctioning of the micro-blogging site, but has stayed on.

Rest assured, Big B will keep us posted on the latest!  

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