Being on social media can be tricky. While celebrities do get to connect to their fans in a more personal way than before, it also entails to facing wrath from those who dislike your work. While most of Bollywood stars use Twitter as a platform to promote their films, some are more active and interact with their fans on a regular basis.
Amongst the Khans- Shah Rukh has been the most active on Twitter and has often interacted with his fans. Salman, off late has come out and spoken on pertinent issues (like the Vishwaroopam controversy) and Aamir usually has been seen using Twitter only during his film's release. But recent developments somehow indicate that both Aamir and Shah Rukh have quit Twitter or at least taken a break.
After his controversial interview in Outlook magazine came out, Shah Rukh Khan faced criticism from all quarters for its religious undertones. But the actor was quick to issue a statement clearing his stand on the entire issue.
SRK's last tweet was on 9 January which said, "Sad,i read so much judgements, jingoism, religious intolerance on the net & i use to think,this platform wl change narrowmindedness,but no!(sic)"
According to media reports, the superstar is now thinking of managing his online presence through his media manager and will not be connecting directly with his fans. Due to the brickbats, abuses and trolls that have come along with the praises, the actor is said to be a bit disillusioned with the medium.
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan also seem to have taken a break from Twitter because of similar reasons. The actor apparently now has stopped checking Twitter altogether because of the trolls that are addressed to the actor. But much before Aamir and Shah Rukh, Imran Khan had stopped tweeting and eventually deleted his profile because the actor was often spammed by his followers who made fun of his acting abilities.
Although, both Aamir and SRK haven't deleted their profiles yet, but the trolls have made the actors distance themselves from the medium itself. Is it for good? Well, we will just have to wait and watch.