Why Did Amitabh Bachchan Get Angry at Musk Despite Having 48 Million Followers and a Verified Account?
Twitter, the popular microblogging site, recently made headlines by removing the coveted blue ticks from the accounts of several celebrities who had unpaid subscriptions. Even Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan fell victim to this change, losing his blue tick verification. Known for his active presence on social media, Amitabh Bachchan quickly purchased a subscription to Twitter Blue, a paid service offered by Twitter. Interestingly, Twitter Blue verification is reportedly free for users with 1 million or 10 lakh followers on their handle. Despite having a massive following of 48.4 million, Amitabh Bachchan humorously targeted Elon Musk in a Bhojpuri tweet.
Amitabh Bachchan's Tweet Roasts Twitter and Elon Musk
In his latest tweet, Amitabh Bachchan wrote, "T 4627 Hey Mare Gaye Gulfam, Gulfam killed in Biraj. A ! Twitter Aunty, Sister, Tai, Bua... You have a whole lot of names! Paise bharwa leo hamar, neel kamal khatir ab Kahat ho jakar 1 million followers hain Unkar neel kamal free ma, Hamaar toh 48.4 million hain, ab kya ?? Khel khatam, paisa hajam?!" (Translation: "Hey, my blue tick is gone. Twitter Aunty, you have many names! Charge us money for neel kamal (blue tick) when those with 1 million followers get it for free. We have 48.4 million followers, now what? Game over, money swallowed?!")
Fans React with Humor to Amitabh Bachchan's Tweet
Fans of Amitabh Bachchan couldn't resist commenting with humor on his tweet targeting Twitter and Elon Musk. One fan wrote, "Sahi pakde ne need rahi sabha e rista-nata jore ke. Ab paise bhi gayle auro 4 million bhi, abe bhugata. Humne woh musk ki 2 hundred rahein, only then neel kamal rahe hain." (Translation: "You caught it right, relationships are all about money now. You've lost money for 4 million followers, poor you. We managed to get 200 rupees from Musk, only then did we get the blue tick.") Another fan jokingly commented, "Sir google pay number bhejo. I will get your money returned!" One fan quipped, "The money is not back yet, you were duped by a smile. They showed you a blue lotus. Innocent, simple-minded me, who knows who's fallen for this trick, raised by educated people with a sweet knife, a sacrificial boy on the banks of the Ganges..."
Twitter Blue Subscription Pricing
For those interested in subscribing to Twitter Blue, the pricing details are as follows. Users can opt for a monthly plan at Rs 650 per month or a yearly plan at Rs 6,800. Android and iOS users also have the option of a plan at Rs 900 per month or Rs 9,400 per year for their respective platforms.
Amitabh Bachchan's recent tweet targeting Elon Musk and Twitter's Blue tick verification showcases the evolving dynamics of social media and the influence of follower count. With the introduction of paid services like Twitter Blue, celebrities and influencers alike are grappling with the changing landscape of online presence. Amitabh Bachchan's humorous take on the situation has certainly caught the attention of his fans and added an interesting twist to the ongoing conversation about social media verification and subscriptions.