Amitabh Bachchan makes a grand debut on Twitter!

Mumbai: The newest entrant to the microblogging social networking site ‘Twitter’ is India’s iconic star Amitabh Bachchan. Following close to the heels of another Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, Big B is sure to take the Twitter world by storm. The actor has already garnered 2,172 followers within four hours of his joining Twitter. However, it is believed, the numbers will grow exponentially because the man is considered no less than a global icon!

Amitabh Bachchan, in a mobile blog post on his popular blog announced, "Yipee. . I am on Twitter. . And you can follow me on. . @srbachchan. .love as always."

Amitabh`s Twitter handle is @srbachchan, obviously inspired by son Abhishek Bachchan`s @juniorbachchan Twitter id. Big B`s first tweet was also addressed to Abhishek.

Hordes of Bollywood celebrities are quite active on Twitter. Prominent amongst the Bollywood Twitterati are Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Shammi Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Imran Khan.

Though Aishwarya is yet to join the microblogging service, the Bachchan bahu would be more than welcome to join the Twitter bandwagon.