Bollywood celebs that jumped on the social media bandwagon in 2016
A lot of celebrities have kept their distance from social media in the past, but the year 2016 saw many of them make an entry on Facebook and Twitter.
Actor Katrina Kaif joined Facebook on her birthday, July 16, and welcomed fans through a video. She said in an interview, “I have been wary of social media for really long, and I have even voiced my concerns about it, but it is good to do things in life that scare you, isn’t it? I think there is a side to you that only you can show, nobody can do it for you. People around me have been coaxing me for years, but I do something only when I am ready for it. So I took the plunge.”
Scriptwriter Salim Khan joined Twitter and was given a warm welcome by son Salman Khan, who tweeted, “Luv u dad, wlcm to twitter @luvsalimkhan.”
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan joined Twitter in October and was addicted instantly. In an interview he said, “It’s just been over two weeks, but I’m already obsessing over it. I’m constantly checking my phone for updates.”
For actor Kajol, it was her daughter Nysa who encouraged her to join Facebook and explained to her mother the importance of being on social media to promote her films. Other actors who debuted on social media include actors Govinda and Vidya Balan.
Joining Date: March 29
Joining date: December 17
Following: Rakesh Roshan, Kapil Sharma, Mallika Sherawat, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra
Joining date: October 21
Following: Sanjay Gupta, Arun Jaitley, Arjun Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Sidharth Malhotra, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan
Joined on: September 23
“My first Facebook post’ : Video message
Joining date: July 16
First post: Happy First day on Facebook