Javed Akhtar and Asha Bhosle join Twitter

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Not so long ago, it was the paparazzi who broke headlines, feeding fodder to starved celebrity fans. But now, we're hearing it straight from the horse's mouth. asha-javed

In direct competition to the media, Bollywood stars have taken to microblogging and they're updating their fans in 140 characters or less. First, the new crop of Bollywood stars embraced Twitter to connect with their fans across the globe, and recently, we see the older generation of Bollywood becoming more and more pro at catching up on Twitter.

After actors Shammi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, it is veteran singer Asha Bhonsle and lyricist Javed Akhtar who have entered into the micro-blogging sphere.

While Javed Akhtar, one of the most sought after lyricists of today, joined Twitter today ( June 8th ), Asha Bhosle, the 76-year-old singer has been on the site for some time now. However, it was only today that filmmaker Karan Johar welcomed the singer on Twitter.

"Apologies for my late twitter announcement...the legend... and the voice that nurtured my love for the movies @ashabhonsle is in the house!!!(sic)," Johar tweeted.

The singer who is known for her vivacious and sexy songs and hit numbers like Chura liya hai, already has 3946 followers.
"Pancham jokingly referred to song Mera Kuch Samaan as 'Luggage Song'. My band members still call it that when we are on concert tour," reads Bhosle's latest tweet.

But Akhtar, 65, has already outdone the singer as far as number of followers is concerned, garnering 4638 within 19 hours of joining Twitter.

"Hi everybody. This is Javed Akhtar joining the twitter club. Hope to share ideas, thoughts, feelings, experiences with you all. May I!" he wrote in his very first tweet.

The lyricist was welcomed by Johar as well, who wrote, "@javedakhtarjadu adds to twitter humour and perspective!!! Follow the man and his cartloads of wisdom!!

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