Shah Rukh has zoomed past Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is now the second most followed Indian on the micro-blogging platform, after megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
The actor joined Twitter on January 3, 2010, and since then has known to be one of the most active users on the platform, regularly tweeting special family photos, favourite film memories, poetry and philosophical quotes.
The superstar is known to engage with his fans across the globe very closely with interactive chats.
On his 50th birthday earlier this week, fans took to Twitter to celebrate this occasion with celebratory tweets, photos and videos of their on-screen idol, showcasing their love and sending birthday wishes to the superstar.
The actor is currently in news following his comment that there is "extreme intolerance" in India. For this, a BJP MP compared him with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed, while another senior BJP leader called him a 'deshdrohi' (traitor), and Sadhvi Prachi dubbed him a "Pakistani agent".
(With inputs from agencies)