Not just at premieres, promotional events and parties, the Bollywood fan got an all-access card to get up-close and personal with their favourite celebrities. All it takes now is a Twitter account and you get chatted up by stars, get minute-by-minute updates from their phones livesand even scour through galleries of candid pictures they choose to put up. 2010 was the year when Bollywood discovered Twitter. Of course, the micro-blogging website also became a breeding ground for controversies. We picked the top 10 moments when celebs got candid on Twitter.
Salman Khan: The very blunt gent had to get off Twitter for a while, post his 26/11 comment, in which he said that the terrorist attacks got the publicity they did because the elite were targeted. Khan immediately apologised.
Preity Zinta: The co-owner of IPL team Kings XI Punjab openly asked for support while fighting the BCCI decision to not let her team play in the next IPL tournament.
Sherlyn Chopra: The buxom-babe was banned from posting pictures on Twitter, after she posted provocative ones on the website. Talk about trying to get really up-close.
Ranvir Shorey - Konkona Sen Sharma: A day after their very hush-hush wedding, the two revealed the news on Twitter.
Amitabh Bachchan: Using Twitter as an extension to his blog, each day of his is numbered on Twitter and like an angry citizen, the actor has expressed his distaste on the metro construction and his opinion on film reporting.
Hrithik Roshan: This diplomatic actor got an angry backlash and had to apologise to his followers following a Twitter reprimand of a user who watched a pirated DVD of Guzaarish.
Abhishek Bachchan: The witty actor got into a catfight with Prahlad Kakkar, when post Raavan, Kakkar said that Bachchan Jr should be in world record for the flops he’s delivered. The actor smugly called Kakkar a comedian.
Sonam Kapoor: The not-so-politically correct actor had to apologise to Shobha De, when she and director Punit Malhotra called her “a fossil” over a bad review of I Hate Luv Storys.
Shah Rukh Khan: King Khan, within days of joining Twitter, posted profusely about his movies, clarified controversies around IPL, My Name is Khan and regularly uploads pictures with his children and stars like Shakira.
Mahesh Bhupathi-Lara Dutta: The reclusive couple had an impromptu engagement in New York, where they were attending the US Cup and the Davis Cup. They both revealed the happy news on Twitter.