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Amitabh Bachchan joins Facebook, gets about 8 lakh likes

Mumbai, Aug 21 (): Amitabh Bachchan, the great star of Bollywood, who often connected himself with the world through the social networking site, Twitter has from today joined Facebook too.

Amitabh Bachchan has a regular blog and millions of followers on Twitter. Today, the 69-year-old launched his Facebook page. Within just an hour of the activation, the page received 784,417 likes.

Bachchan broke the news through Twitter late last night:

T 842 – Ok .. some advance news .. Looks like I shall be on Facebook from tomorrow … looks like .. wait for confirmation !!

Today, Big B tweeted, “Yipee! I am on FaceBook! My ID: FaceBook.com/AmitabhBachchan.”

“And!! Its close to 8 lakhs in half an hour!! Keep it coming, Baby,” Amitabh tweeted after a while.

Big B’s fan-page was visible from Tuesday morning. The megastar also has published a video taken from his home Jalsa.

The video said, “Hello everybody! This is Amitabh Bachchan and I just want all of you to know that now I am on Facebook and this is a welcome device. The way the digital world is going is just unbelievable.”

Previously, Bachchan has used Twitter to communicate with his fans in a big way. He used the micro-blogging site to announce his daughter-in-law Aishwarya’s pregnancy and to let the world know his little granddaughter was called Aaradhya. He has 3,299,786 followers on Twitter currently.

And he has thought to use Facebook to connect with all his well-wishers yet again. He said all his fans had been with him at Blog and Twitter and there is another medium that is going to connect them even further.

Amitabh’s Facebook page will provide information about the actor’s upcoming movies, show videos, his daily activities through this wonderful medium as well as exclusive pictures from his private collection.