Bollywood celebs, now on Twitter
Everybody's on twitter now. From Rahul Gandhi (twitter handle: @RGAmethi) to @ShashiTharoor, Indian celebrities are storming the social networking site with obviously mixed responses.
Bollywood's on board with a vengeance, never one to be left behind. Here's a look at who's around, and how good they're doing:
The warmest and most accessible of twitter users, Gul has genuinely embraced the Twitter format to indulge in true two-way communication with her fans and cinema enthusiasts, all of whom like the way she is a biker girl who frequently posts pictures of herself -- and her dog -- using her iPhone. Great going.
"Sitting under tree while I wait for the artificial rain shot to be set up. Spiders and all things similar are falling all over me."
Image: Gul Panag
Mallika Sherawat started tweeting in Los Angeles, presumably to keep up with celebs like Ashton Kutcher who have more than a million Twitter followers. Mallika's tweets are casual and fun, mentioning celeb tidbits and the star seems to have only now learnt how to reply to incoming tweets.
"Hisss a new female superhero flick? thats what studios r sayin. impressive, tho i thnk of it as a female empowerment film:)dnt mess wth nagin!"
Image: Mallika Sherawat
Shahid's been keeping a low-profile on Twitter but seems to be doing relatively all right when it comes to answering his fans and giving out movie information. He hasn't developed a Twitter-personality per se but at least he's friendly and accessible, which is a good place to be.
"What do you think about this pair: Me and Genelia ?" and "Thanks friends for your response. Got around 16 yes and 4 No."
Image: Shahid Kapoor
Preity's twitter-stream boasts of casual accessibility. Updated in random spurts whenever the actress has time, the stream has everything from random links about diamond-studded shoes to quotes about life and love to little lines on cricket exchanged with @RealGraemeSmith. Interesting only if you're a fan
"Shilpa was laughing when RRs wickets were falling down... Hope she understands Cricket. :D"
Image: Preity Zinta
Purab Kohli's a recent Twitter convert, yanked aboard the bandwagon by enthused co-star Gul Panag. He doesn't tweet as often or as personally as Gul -- few of us do, really -- but he engages in quick quips with most incoming questions, and clearly loves talking about technology. And cameras.
"Banglore is in the final's?? who would have thought? they deserve it though. full marks Mr. KrUM-BLEr!"
@Shahrukh_Khan is interesting enough to read, updating sporadically about nothing at all; @Aamir_Khan is clearly a fan's project made up by taking a couple of lines from each of the blogposts at aamirkhan.com; @aishwaryarai is too unspecific and vacuous to be part of the legend's ramblings; @MallyaMan is entertaining but has never even pretended to be the real Vijay Mallya; and @sachintendulkar says nothing of note, and spells tomorrow 'tomaro' constantly.
Image: Purab Kohli