Now, the “Chennai Express” star, who was recently named the second richest actor in the world, is second to megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has over nine million followers.
Shah Rukh joined the online platform in 2010, and his new benchmark has surpassed the followers of his contemporaries Aamir Khan (7.17 million) and Salman Khan (7.18 million).
Via his Twitter account, Shah Rukh shares his day-to-day thoughts, updates on his film shoots, experiences and travel plans. The 48-year-old also gets philosophical often, but most of his tweets reflect his closeness to his children – Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.
The actor’s IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders recently won the seventh edition of the cricket league.
He is neck deep into work – the shooting of “Fan” and “Raees” and promotion of “Happy New Year” will occupy his schedule, as will Rohit Shetty’s new movie. Later in the year, there’s also the Champions League Twenty20.
“He hardly has time for a breather,” a source close to the superstar said.