Big B on Facebook now, gets 8 lakhs likes in half an hour

Amitabh Bachchan who always remains connected to his fans worldwide via twitter, blog, and voice blog will now be active on Facebook also. The Shahenshah of Bollywood opened an account with Facebook and no sooner he was available on Facebook, around 784,417 fans connected with him in just 30 minutes.

“Yipee! I am on FaceBook! My ID:,” the 69-year-old tweeted.

"And!! Its close to 8 lakhs in half an hour!! Keep it coming, Baby," Amitabh tweeted.

Amitabh's fan-page became visible on Tuesday morning when the megastar published a video taken from his home Jalsa here.

“Hello everybody! This is Amitabh Bachchan and I just want all of you to know that now I am on Facebook and this is a welcome device. The way the digital world is going is just unbelievable. And I thought that I would use facebook to connect with all my well- wishers yet again. You have been with me at Blog and Twitter and here is another medium that is now going to connect us even further.

“Year after year, month after month, day after day we are coming closer to each other. Lovely to have you here and we shall be seeing each other and you will get to know more about me and my daily activities where I go, what I do though this wonderful medium. Thanks for being with me on Facebook and we will be with you very shortly. Thank you,” says the video.