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Amitabh Bachchan joins Facebook, almost 8 lakh followers already

PTI  Mumbai, August 21, 2012
First Published: 13:09 IST(21/8/2012) | Last Updated: 19:05 IST(21/8/2012)
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has a regular blog and millions of followers on Twitter, today joined social networking site Facebook to reach out further to his fans.

The 69-year-old launched his facebook page, which will provide information about the actor's upcoming movies, show videos, as well as exclusive pictures from his private collection.
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"Facebook needs no introduction and I feel that my official Facebook fan page was long overdue. Facebook is a powerful tool that helps bring people together and allows us to embrace being a part of a larger community.



"I have been encouraged by the overwhelming reception to my tumblr blog, and this is another avenue to reach out to my fans, not only in India, but globally," Bachchan said while launching his Facebook page.

In a video posted on the page, Bachchan said it was another attempt from his side to come closer to his fans.

"I am now on Facebook.... Year after year, month after month, day after day, we just keep coming closer to each other. Lovely to have you here and we shall be seeing each other and you will be getting to know more about me and my daily activities through this wonderful medium," Bachchan said in a video message.

When we last checked, Big B's Facebook page had 784,103 likes and 126,797 were already talking about it.

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But he insists that common sense is all it takes to achieve success. In his KBC 6 promos, Bachchan presses on the importance of acquiring knowledge, beyond basic academics, inculcating a sharp understanding of everyday issues and common sense. He insists that in their absence, you can’t make it big even if the greatest opportunity comes your way. KBC FEVER

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