SRK turns 50: Decoding the 'Dilwala' one tweet at a time
A glance at Shah Rukh Khan's Twitter account on his 50th birthday shows us a man who is kind, sensitive, in love with his kids, philosophical and one to never disappoint fans. We decode his tweet life
If you’re not tweeting, you as well not have a life. And if you are a superstar and you are not tweeting, well, what are you hiding? But if there is a star who wears his heart on his sleeve, it has to be Shah Rukh Khan.
A glance at his Twitter account on his 50th birthday, which he started on January 3, 2010, (he was one of the first on the bandwagon), shows us man who is kind, sensitive, in love with his kids, philosophical and one to never disappoint his fans. So let’s see the different shades of Shah Rukh, through his tweets.
@iamsrk: The Family Man
My lil one with me. “I lov to wear my fathers shoes.Tho my feet r small, In my fathers shoes, I feel 10ft tall.” pic.twitter.com/u7TuuIFYqh— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 10, 2015
Behind every successful photograph of a daughter & her lovely friends…is a father. Lunch with the lovely young ladies pic.twitter.com/A3I42MEHhs— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 25, 2015
She would be 74 years today and I would be slapped for telling her age….it’s a happy day today. pic.twitter.com/njED5QQ385— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 1, 2015
@iamsrk: The Poetry Lover
Of course, he is a poetry lover! Have you seen the characters he has played? It warms our heart to see that SRK is a romantic in real life as well. One of his favourites: Rumi.
do not be satisfied by the stories that come before you...instead unfold your own myths...Rumi. pic.twitter.com/jocqVD4A— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 2, 2011
I really like this poem. Hope you all like it too pic.twitter.com/hqIi8bwlSZ— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 19, 2015
Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow T.S. Eliot pic.twitter.com/AuARCfudwt— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 10, 2015
@iamrk: The Philosopher
If you follow SRK, you know he likes to rue about things, and spout philosophy about life and all that goes with it. It often shows us a side of the superstar we didn’t know existed.
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means each 1 of us has a ‘reason for waking up in the morning’ I wake up for the magic.Tell me why u do?— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 29, 2015
My speech today is about Life Lessons at the Edinburgh University & my biggest learning is Life is the only Miracle. pic.twitter.com/CcIwDDUe9k— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 15, 2015
Of all the ‘teachings’ I try & impart in my Pop Philosopher mode…the crux of it all is what Snoopy says… pic.twitter.com/08n9wS7X5n— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 28, 2015
@iamrk: Fans come first
From giving a fan dating advice to retweeting them, SRK's interaction with his fans is genuine and heartfelt.
It’s said every portrait made with feelings is the portrait of the artist not the subject…U all r beautiful thanx https://t.co/SXUv5K5rvC— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 5, 2015
Wishing you the best. Keep happy. https://t.co/ArImxVjYY1— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 24, 2015
@sarthakkher treat her with dignity gentleness and love...and pepper it with a bit of humour.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 29, 2015
@iamsrk: The king of Q & A
And he likes to talk! Ask him a question and he usually responds. This star surely earns his charming rights.
The smallest pleasure of time with my babies https://t.co/8luJPOcylS— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 1, 2015
I feel blessed that I can touch their hearts and make them smile. Women are what makes the world go round https://t.co/UDQSMUACj7— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 1, 2015
@iamsrk: Some of his top tweets
@iamsrk' first tweet:
hi everyone. being extremely shy i never thought i would be here. but my friend @kjohar25 insisted that i should learn to share my life.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 2, 2010
@iamsrk Tweets an image of Abram on his birthday; thanking fans for their wishes
“When my (little) heart beats, it screams Thug life.“ Tupac. Thank u all for your wishes of health & life. pic.twitter.com/fhu0RnWOKI— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 27, 2015
@iamsrk Tweets about his first ever photoshoot with Amitabh Bachchan
My 1st ever foto shoot with the Maestro.I remember I rested my hand on his shoulder ever so lightly lest I ‘soil’ him pic.twitter.com/oEFTs3vbOB— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 17, 2015
@iamsrk Tweets about receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the Edinburgh University
I am a Doctor all over again…yay!! pic.twitter.com/jKoDnDAhw8— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 15, 2015
@iamsrk gets nostalgic Tweeting about his father on his birthday
Kids gone bak & now I am alonely. Was good to have them around on my father’s b’day.Hope I will b a good father too. pic.twitter.com/KZNbckj0LT— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 27, 2015
@iamsrk receives an autographed copy of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
@iamsrk's top retweeted tweets
His selfie with One Direction’s Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards in London, was his most retweeted Tweet, crossing 140,000 retweets (one of the top retweeted tweets in India).
This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards. pic.twitter.com/l0gV12n0kv— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 17, 2015
I believe Being a brother is bigger than being a Hero. ‘Bhaijaan’ coming Eid 2015. How do u like the first look? pic.twitter.com/r1OZYLCVhX— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 26, 2015
Marvellous Asian Awards. Paul & Kiran hav done a great job. Zayn & Naughty Boy r so cool. Gurinder’s BILB on WestEnd pic.twitter.com/mSwlsFRfsK— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 17, 2015
Long days,injury,tough shoot."I've got fire for a heart,a river for a soul...Nobody can drag me down" One Direction. In pieces but at peace.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 14, 2015
He: We Won? Me: No Son. He: Why Papa? Me: Wat Son! pic.twitter.com/IMS4KgzF3x— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 17, 2015
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