Aamir Khan sets Twitter ablaze; all thanks to Big B

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 08:53 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: The wait is over for all the Aamir Khan fans out there, as the superstar has finally joined Twitter. Aamir, who was supposed to join the celeb-studded micro-blogging site on July 1, made a surprised entry on July 30.

The actor, who’s joined Twitter following much persuasion from Amitabh Bachchan, got a warm welcome from the megastar, as he tweeted, "Thank you Aamir... You give more due than I deserve ... Happy Tweeting ...."

On the other hand, filmmaker Karan Johar welcomed Aamir by posting: `@aamir_khan on twitterverse people!!!`

The perfectionist Khan opened his Twitter account on Wednesday by tweeting: ‘Testing. Aamir.’ And going by the actor’s popularity, it seems that he might soon create a record of sorts in the web world, as he already has about 42,533 followers on the website, according to reports.

A few days back, Aamir had met Amitabh and his actress-politician wife Jaya over a casual dinner in London and that’s when Amitabh started persuading him to join the site. He even taught him how to send Tweets through his phone.