How Amitabh Bachchan started writ­ing a blog

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sneha Ma­hade­van sneha.ma­hade­van@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Amitabh Bachchan (left) who is ex­tremely so­cial me­dia savvy has a huge pres­ence on­line — be it Face­book, Twit­ter or his per­sonal blog. He was one of the first few ac­tors to take up blog­ging and has been con­sis­tent with it till date. Re­cently, the ac­tor told us the story of how he got hooked to blog­ging. “A couple of years back, some­one came to me and said that I should have a web­site of my own. Af­ter re­search­ing I found out that there were many web­sites reg­is­tered un­der my name, but none be­longed to me. That is when I asked how long it would take for some­one to de­sign one for me. They said it would take around seven to eight months,” says Big B, and goes on to share, “I asked them if there was any­thing I could start with right away to in­ter­act with peo­ple and that is when the blog started. The first day I wrote one sen­tence and I got a sin­gle re­sponse, the next day I wrote two sen­tences and two peo­ple re­sponded. Surely enough I started shar­ing tid-bits of my life and peo­ple started re­spond­ing. Blog­ging is very per­sonal but it helps me con­nect with my au­di­ence.”

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

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