Big B to share fun facts/ trivia every Wednesday

Amitabh Bachchan is the most followed Indian on social networking site Twitter. He is also followed by more than 10 million people on Facebook. Several celebrities also follow him on social media. Given his stature and popularity among Indians, it is not surprising. The megastar also reciprocates the love shown by fans by regularly interacting with them through social media.

Despite being in his 70’s, he is no less active than any young Bollywood star. Now Big B has taken a new initiative to engage his Twitter family even more. Recently Bachchan announced that from now on, every Wednesday he will be sharing interesting trivia and fun filled facts on his Twitter account. He posted, “T 1152 – Starting #BachchanBol from tomorrow for all my TwFmXt, every Wednesday fun facts / interesting trivia.”

While this will be a treat for his diehard fans, it will also help to reach out to a wider audience. Amitabh is well known for his intelligent and expressive posts.  It seems that online followers of Big B, including Hrithik Roshan, Juhi Chawla, Hema Malini, and Madhuri Dixit will now have some interesting time on Wednesdays.

In one of his latest posts on Twitter, Amitabh has revealed his look from his upcoming film ‘Shamitabh’, directed by R Balki. It was not the first look of the film in general because it featured only Big B sitting casually on a chair and he has long hair and beard. He also jokingly posted, “'Shamitabh' in the day... its quite an effort to live with that hair all day!!”  Photos of Woody Allen, Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector can also be seen in the background.

The title of the film sounds similar to Amitabh. Big B has explained the title in another Tweet. He wrote, "#SHAMITABH ... THE TITLE OF MY NEW FILM WITH R BALKI.No.. the title #SHAMITABH does not have a particular meaning .. the reason for the name will be found in the film .. !!"  He also discussed about the difficulty of preserving a look in this age of mobile cameras, in his personal blog. He wrote, "...that be the pensiveness from 'Shamitabh'... It is getting exceedingly difficult to preserve a look for a film or occasion when we have millions of mobile cameras following us and immortalising us... Thank you." One thing is for certain, more interesting things can be expected from the living legend in the coming days.