Saturday, May 1, 2010

TWITTER: A New Menace Looms over Bollywood’s Tinsel Town (Humour/Spoof)

Given that the Hindi Cinema Blog did not celebrate April Fools' Day properly and we were really missing it, we have decided to give our readers an amusing month of May with one spoof article per weekend. We hope you enjoy each weekend with us! :-) 

Twitter’s popularity among Indian film celebrities seems to be on the rise with the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Shammi Kapoor and Deepika Padukone actively posting status updates for the joy of their fans and the fellow film fraternity. Cocky messages, spats or even alleged love affairs spotted on Twitter have therefore been making the joys of entertainment journalists, who have come to rely on this specific social network as a great bread-earning opportunity.

The medical research department at the Mumbai Health Association have however expressed growing concern and suspicion following a strange incident involving none other than actor Salman Khan.
Bollywood’s rebel child was reportedly rushed to Bhabha Hospital in Bandra after having suffered what seemed to be several insect bites that left him in a confused state. After much research, the offending bug was identified as Gryllus Twitterea (commonly known as Twitterbug). Bandra police strongly suspects the species to have been bred by a handful of ambitious journalists in need of fresh updates from Bollywood’s highest ranking stars. No antidote has been found yet for Twitterbug bites. Police therefore advice all actors and actresses who cherish their privacy to proceed to inspect and fumigate their homes.

Despite tight security, Salman Khan has escaped the hospital following the incident and has reportedly opened a Twitter account.


  1. I find twitter very boring, but out of the blue, it has become so popular!

  2. Aline CineHindiMay 2, 2010 at 3:21 AM

    Hi Ana!
    Well... I am telling you, that Twitterbug is really biting loads of people around the world, better get an antidote soon ;-)

  3. Aline CineHindiMay 4, 2010 at 4:24 AM

    Coming from you, that is a super compliment, Praveer. Greetings :-)