Since the launch in 2006, Twitter has increased in popularity and celebrities are extensively using the social media platform to promote their newest product. Twitter currently has more than 330 million users and this figure is expected to grow exponentially as more features are added.
Like Instagram, the social media site has become a place where A-listers can influence fans and speak out about current affairs.
With YouTube being the eighth most followed account and Twitter the 11th, who are the top most followed people on Twitter? Katy Perry, Obama and Justin Bieber are some of the most followed people around the world.
While President Donald Trump is notorious for making political announcements on Twitter, sometimes, taking his staff and Cabinet by surprise, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan dived into a pool and went underwater after garnering over 33 million fans on Twitter.
Shah Rukh Khan, who was sporting a tuxedo paired with dark sunglasses and completed his look with gelled hair, took to Twitter, where he shared a video and captioned it: “This didn’t go as planned… But on a lazy Sunday afternoon, with my limited floatation expertise, this is the best I could do! Judge nahi karna, feel karna (don’t judge, just feel). Thanks.”
Before jumping into the pool, Khan said: “Hi guys, this is me, and I thought every time we reach a big number… I should always do something special for you, but normally I do not get the time. But today I have got the time, so I gelled my hair back, wore my coolest dark glasses and I am even wearing a bow tie.
“A full tuxedo and today I want to give the most overwhelming loving message that I’ve given you in the last decade. So listen to it carefully because this is very heartfelt.”
After he dived into the pool, popular dialogues said by the star from his over two-decade-long journey, played in the background, like “pyaar dosti hai” and “bade bade deshon mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai.”
Once he came out of the pool, the “Raees” star said: “I hope you heard every word I said it was right from my heart and so overwhelming that I am running out of breath and where are my glasses. Lots of love to you all.”
Once the video got over, the caption came: “Thank you 33 million.” Shah Rukh Khan is an avid user of social media platforms.
Shah Rukh Khan, 52, is one of the most-successful actors of Bollywood. He has completed over 25 years in the industry. Most of his films have been hits and some like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer Zara, Kal Ho Naa Ho, were incredibly successful at the box office. DDLJ, which released in 1995, is still playing at a theatre in Mumbai.
He was last seen in Jab Harry Met Sejal and is currently filming Zero, with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. In Zero, SRK plays the role of a dwarf. The film releases this December.
President Donald Trump bested Pope Francis and took the top slot among current world leaders on his favorite method of communication: Twitter. The @realDonaldTrump personal account crossed 49 million followers to overtake the nine different language accounts that the pope uses, making the president the most-followed world leader, according to measurements kept by public relations firm Burson-Marsteller.
Next on the world stage for Twitter followers was India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with 34.9 million followers for his official @narendramodi account, plus an additional 21.3 million followers who track the @PMOIndia prime minister’s office account.