Yesterday, reports of Aamir Khan joining the Instagram family on his 53rd birthday ie today (March 14) spread like wildfire and #AamirKhan #OnInstagram had been trending on Twitter all day. Fans couldn’t keep calm and were eagerly awaiting the much anticipated entry of Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist on the picture sharing app. Well, the actor did make his debut on Instagram, but not on his birthday. He did so a day ahead of his birthday and within a few hours, the follower count shot up to over 221k. Needless to say, his account got verified instantly after that. As we write, the actor’s following stands at 234k.
While Bollywood Life had reported that Aamir’s first post is likely to be something very personal and close to his heart, like a sketch of his mother, which was gifted to him by someone close to the family, he hasn’t posted anything so far. However, we’re hoping he does so today. The Dangal star enjoys a massive social media following on Facebook and Twitter, and we’re sure the same will follow on Instagram as well. He has over 23 million followers on Twitter, where as his Facebook page is liked by 15 million people. IANS had reported recently, that it was due to Aamir’s growing fanbase in countries like China, Turkey, Taiwan and Russia that the actor decided to finally join the photo-video sharing app. And what better occasion to do it, right?
Three to four years ago, Aamir joining Instagram had gone viral. However, that was just a fake account. Aamir had tweeted dismissing a fake Instagram account operating in his name. He had written, “Guys, I am not on Instagram. It’s obviously some fake account.” Meanwhile, on the professional front, Aamir is shooting for his forthcoming film, Thugs Of Hindostan, in Jodhpur, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles. Reports suggest that this is going to be a working birthday for the actor. Thugs of Hindostan is slated to release on Diwali this year.