Stars shine through twitter bios
Indian film industry’s young Turks are flooding the micro-blogging website Twitter by the dozen. But only a few succeed in making an everlasting impression. Here's why.entertainment Updated: Jan 08, 2010 17:55 IST
In a domain where warped identities outshine the real ones, the neo-age Bollywood clan stands out. For its wit, charm and novelty. Indian film industry’s young Turks are flooding the micro-blogging website Twitter by the dozen. But only a few succeed in making an everlasting impression. The modus operandi: filling in sharp, quaint details about themselves in the ‘bio’ section of their profiles.
Actor Rahul Khanna’s bio, for instance, is as sharp as his choice of films. He introduces himself as nothing but a “Bollywood struggler”. His
co-star Lara Dutta’s is equally charming. Her bio reads: “Actor, Goodwill Amba-ssador to the UN and still grandmother to all seven super daft boxer pups.”
While many such as Sonam Kapoor play it safe by calling themselves “female actor”, there are thinkers in the group too. Actress Minissha Lamba labels herself as an “armchair philosopher” as actor Uday Chopra’s rather elaborate bio states: “Passion… Insanity and the need to be weird… that’s who I am!” Film-maker Shekhar Kapur takes a profound stand. His bio: “I exist because you imagine I do.”
Then there are those who try. Abhishek Bachchan introduces himself as an “actor… well at least some say so!” While he fails miserably at being funny, Priyanka ‘hot-bod’ Chopra shares with the world her cocky side. Her bio reads, “Da Real Deal.”
Debutante Jacqueline Fernandez takes the cake. The Sri Lankan hasn’t got over her first motion picture character. Her bio, till date, reads: “Full-time Jasmine”.
If that doesn’t amuse you, this may just. Actor-director Jugal Hansraj’s bio reads, “Nothing is Impossible”. May we remind you his latest film is named
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