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Celebrity and Social Media

Bollywood is all about star power. And with technology becoming more and more distinct in our lives, celebrity and social media go hand in hand.

While the three Khans continue to rule the roost where films are concerned, surprisingly, its the Big B who rules over social media where his Twitter followers are concerned. As of date, Amitabh Bachchan’s twitter followers stood at 60 lakh odd followers while his closet rival Shahrukh Khan stood second with 47 lakh odd followers. Amitabh Bachchan despite his busy schedule continues to blog, tweet and update his Facebook accounts religiously every day to keep his multitude of fans engaged with his personal and professional life.

In the actresses’s list , Priyanka Chopra topped the list with 44 lakh followers, her closet rival is Deepika Padukone with 40 lakh followers and steadily rising. Musically, A. R. Rahman has been hitting new notes each day as his twitter followers swelled to a mammoth 28 lakh followers. The usual suspect Shreya Ghosal topped the singers’ list with 24 lakh followers while producer/director Karan Johar is the leading filmmaker with 24 lakh followers.

Actresses Shilpa Shetty and Madhuri Dixit now much married and super moms continued to hold their fort where their fans are concerned with 20 and 19 lakh followers respectively.

Actor Anupam Kher whose tweets are more of philosophy and truths of life and less of Bollywood too has a steady fan following with nearly 17 lakh twitter followers.

Yester year legendary singers and sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle too has embraced the world of social media with a pinch of salt and has nearly 22 lakh followers between them.

Surprisingly, noted film critic and number one on Bollywood celebrities’ hate list Kamaal R. Khan too has seen his twitter followers increasing and as of date, his twitter followers stood at 1,43,561.

Surprising leading actresses Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif keep a low profile on the social media.

Celebrity Twitter Followers 
Amitabh Bachchan  6,075,857
Shahrukh Khan 4,754,307
Salman Khan 4,712,345
Aamir Khan 4,539,907
Priyanka Chopra 4,481,304
Deepika Padukone 4,024,577
Hrithik Roshan 3,927,611
Akshay Kumar 3,280,006
Shahid Kapoor 2,827,065
AR Rahman 2,826,155
Abhishek Bachchan 2,785,925
Sonam Kapoor 2,722,610
Preity Zinta 2,529,600
Shreya Ghoshal 2,441,787
Karan Johar 2,440,367
Farhan Akhtar 2,144,011
Shilpa Shetty 2,006,370
Madhuri Dixit 1,912,391
Riteish Deshmukh 1,895,008
Chetan Bhagat 1,831,011
Bipasha Basu 1,804,263
Anupam Kher 1,742,339
Lara Dutta 1,706,307
Genelia D’souza 1,672,818
Sonakshi Sinha 1,596,728
Ajay Devgn 1,573,490
Lata Mangeshkar 1,398,754
Sanjay Dutt 1,345,138
Anushka Sharma 1,315,943
Arjun Rampal 1,253,755
Sonu Nigam 1,195,189
Boman Irani 1,180,049
Mallika Sherawat 1,065,154
Dia Mirza 1,001,994
Konkana Sen Sharma 849,741
Farah Khan 824,159
Javed Akhtar 820,410
Asha Bhosle 764,101
Vivek Oberoi 759,935
Sunidhi Chauhan 699,571
Ram Gopal Varma 691,646
Uday Chopra 689,871
Neil Nitin Mukesh 685,248
Neha Dhupia 684,385
Shruti Haasan 665,298
Sushmita Sen 620,687
Mahesh Bhatt 563,071
Juhi Chawla 459,329
Ameesha Patel 442,059
Sunny Leone 440,702
Minnisha Lamba 360,514
Madhur Bhandarkar 339,253
Mandira Bedi 332,398
Sri Devi 261,069