The Bollywood Tweet Diary
A quick update on what the stars are saying in 140 characters.
Mallika Sherwat and her snake was the talking point at the ongoing Cannes film festival.
Check out her twit pic with a snake around her neck. She tweeted, "And now for a very special and private photo shoot in Cannes with my date, Rudy the Sssnake :)"
She was also working double time with the producers of Hisss announcing their release dates and even signed autographs with a snake around her neck. She then posed in a lavender avatar on the red carpet for a Variety magazine do. Later she was seen putting a nude dress act for the red carpet. She followed up with a black zippy version as she headed to "meet Microsoft founder Paul Allen on his yacht :). Whew!
Apparently, her flesh-tone dress got her on the best dressed women list! The only Indian amongst the thirteen on day 1! She tweeted, "omg tweeps! In front of everyone super-designer Valentino said I'm one of most beautiful and glamorous women he's ever seen! I can die now, jk!"
What's more, no one can tweet-drop names like Mallika. Sample this:
"with maestro Shekhar Kapur at the Majestic salon. He's on the Cannes jury this year. Dont mess with him! lol."
"me and Salma Hayek. Her and her hubby are so sweet :). And she's even more beautiful in person!"
And on and on...
Image: Mallika Sherawat
Abhishek Bachchan too had something to tweet about his visit to Cannes.
He tweeted on his all too short visit, "Its a beautiful drive to Nice airport. Great for music. Put on some "alors on danse" dedicated especially to the french crew."
He proved quite the multitasker as he tweeted replies to his fans, managed press conferences for Raavan and even accompanied wife Aishwarya on the red arpet.
He said cheekily, "Ahh Cannes! And now tomorrow onto Raavan and 10heads. Croisette be prepared!"
He tweeted earlier this week a bit too. "Saturday night and Istanbul has taken off in a biggish kinda way and I'm shooting. Where's the justice? Not fair!"
Bachchan is also a huge Chelsea fan and seems to be happy wearing his support even in enemy camp!
"shooting in Besiktas, don't think their supporters are going to appreciate me wearing my Chelsea jersey on their turf, but what the hell!
Image: Abhishek Bachchan
Chilling out, Bollywood style
Two leggy beauties showed us how to beat the heat in style!
Lara Dutta who seemed to have a harrowing time due to the volcanic ash is now chilling at the French Riviera.
"Made it!! On terra firma, where I'm meant to be!Bonjour! Nothing like a few days on the French Riviera! Its warm & the water is amazing!"
Her earlier tweets could well have echoed the problems of any regular traveler. "Off to the South of France for a week! Love all the bustle there at ths time! Hoping to catch a bit of a vacation between work. Ash cloud playing havoc again! Frustrating waiting to know whether my flight will take off tonite or not! Flight is taking off! Yeah! Circled Heathrow for an hour this morning waiting for the airport to open, four hrs later sitting on the tarmac now waiting to take off! Patience is thin"
The lovely Shilpa Shetty on the other hand equates her destination Spa to "Six senses = 7th Heaven!"
The actress, tweeted, "Its a great place to become one with nature. Am quite a Spa junkie... Long list of therapies so I'm loving it.:) :) Great detox plan. So much to do taichi, pilates, yoga, cookery classes. No TV here and only healthy food served. Oh my god! wow Raj calls its Rehab! Ha ha ha ;)."
Image: Shilpa Shetty
Konkana Sen was tweeting on her flight from Seattle to Atlanta.
"Dying to come home now!. Yes yes you worried people. There is wi-fi on board. Will switch phone off when landing. Thanks for the concern!"
Sameera Reddy tweeted, "I rephrase ;) women make great pilots. Captain Bismi (left) flew us to Mumbai and touch down was super smooth!!"
She even uploaded this picture.
Image: Konkona Sen Sharma
SRK tweets -- Making movies is like having an affair. Fun... exciting... sexy... and you don't know how it will turn out at the end.
Rahul Khanna muses, "Today's mango count: 7. Is there such a thing as an Alphonso intervention? And, if so, at what point am I eligible for one?"
Preity Zinta, "Honest confession, I really do love my fans but I don't understand why women have to jump on you with cameras in public toilets! Grrrrrrrrr!"
Lara Dutta's funny tweet. Birthday season in full swing! Am going to either have a cake overdose or quit my job and take up permanent residence in the gym!
Deepika Padukone manages to tweet a perfect brand plug for her latest endorsement, "My brand new electric pink Sony cyber shot arriving today! yuummiiieeee... can't wait! :-)"
Image: Lara Dutta
Twitter hall of fame
Best self portrait of the week: SRK posing on his way to work.
Blast from the past: Vintage Khanna Brothers
Best gift: Neil Nitin Mukesh's new pad from director Pradeep Sarkar.
Best fashion statement: Lara Dutta's go Green T!
Interesting photo call: Deepika Padukone on the streets of Lucknow
Image: Deepika Padukone
The legend is finally here
Last but not the least, the legend is finally on Twitter. Say hello to Big B.
His nickname allows himself to stay in the shadow of Jr Bachchan who seems to be quite the favourite on Twitter. In eight hours, Big B's already got 12,000 plus followers.
And his wit is intact. Sample this: "Hello !! Twitterati ... you beautiful people ! cannot express the excitement ! Shanouk my Pirahna Dane thinks he is about to get an icecream"
Also check out his concern for his son: "Ok Abhishek stop stressing !! I shall not feed him off the dining table ! Have a safe flight to Istanbul. BA going on strike ? Ash travel ?"
Also palpable is his love for cricket: "After Dhoni, now attacking players going to restaurant.. Oh come on ! They are young men!What u expect, they sit in room and play 'footsie'!"
So add him in your list now!
Image: Amitabh Bachchan