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Kamal Haasan Joins Twitter

The micro-blogging site, Twitter, got a little shinier on January 26, thanks to actor Kamal Haasan who joined the social networking platform on the Republic Day. The actor’s first tweet was his own rendition of the national anthem. The four-time national award winning actor-director was welcomed to the Twitter by his daughter and actress, Shruti Haasan:

To which Haasan replied:

Journalist Jitesh Pillai, director Nikhil Advani, actor Madhavan and Sivakarthikeyan were the other celebrities who welcomed Kamal Haasan to the social networking platform. When actress Trisha, Kamal’s co-star in his most recent Thoongavanam, welcomed him to the ‘crazy’ world of Twitter, Kamal gave a tongue-in-cheek reply:

Some of his fans used the occasion to flaunt their sense of humour:

  Will 144 characters be enough for @ikamalhaasan? #KamalHaasanOnTwitterpic.twitter.com/Yxc1saHyQX — Srini Mama (@SriniMama16) January 26, 2016

Actor Sivakarthikeyan too, posted a warm welcome tweet:

wow… happy welcoming #Kamal sir to the twitter world @ikamalhaasan — Sivakarthikeyan FC (@Siva_Karti_FC) January 26, 2016

It’s a travesty that it took him so long. The most versatile actor ever @ikamalhaasan#KamalHaasanOnTwitter — Ganesen Viswanathan (@ganesenv) January 26, 2016

Kamal has garnered 54.3k followers in two days, and he follows 15 accounts, including those of his daughters, Akshara and Shruti, and his life-partner, Gautami. Actor Rajinikanth too had joined Twitter in February 2013. However, the superstar isn’t very active on the social networking site.