Shah Rukh Khan beats Narendra Modi; is now second-most-followed Indian on Twitter

New Delhi, Nov 7: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who's in the midst of a controversy after his comment on 'Intolerance in India' has reached a milestone of 16 million fan following on Twitter.

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.

Shah Rukh Khan beats Narendra Modi.
Shah Rukh, one of Hindi cinema's most globally popular stars, is trailing only behind megastar Amitabh Bachchan who has a whopping 17.6 million followers. Modi now takes the third spot with 15.8 million followers.

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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".

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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