Alok Nath, the popular film and television star, today joined Twitter. The actor, known for his fatherly roles in the film and television, became a pop culture icon as the Sanskari Babuji on Twitter a few months back, when one of his movies was being aired on television and users began tweeting about his character and his dialogues.In the last six months, there have been close to 2, 00,000 Tweets about him and his TV character.
After setting twitter on fire a few months back, Alok Nath himself has made an entry in to the micro blogging website. He opened his account by tweeting:
Pranaam Twitter world! Finally attending the party you guys threw for me. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Cheers!
— Alok Nath (@aloknath) June 26, 2014
Alok Nath has spent nearly three decades in the television and film industry and came into limelight in the mega serial “Buniyaad”. He has acted in many hit films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Vivaah, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Taal, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and many more. Not only that but he has also played role of Sanskari Babuji on various soaps such as Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai, Yahan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli.
“I’m excited to join Twitter since people have popularised my character on it and I’m happy to now finally share the real Alok Nath with the world. It feels like there was a party thrown in my honour and I didn’t attend. So I’m attending now, fashionably later than never and I’m looking forward to engaging with my fans and friends in real-time.”
Pratiksha Rao, Entertainment partnerships manager, Twitter said,
“We are very happy to welcome Alok Nath on Twitter. Twitter is the global town square where users can engage in live and public conversation about their interests from news to sports to films to comedy. Twitter users can now engage in conversation with Alok Nath and discover more about him outside of his TV shows’ persona.”
Within 2 hours of joining twitter his verified account received more than 3,484 followers and around 817 retweets. The timing of him debuting on twitter might be a little late since the hype around Alok Nath jokes has died down. Nevertheless this can be a great strategy to be relevant on twitter again, since twitter users will be at their witty best to welcome him. Have a look at what some of his followers had to say.
@aloknath His sanskar level is over 9000!
— Sudeep Shukla (@RoaringShukla) June 26, 2014
@aloknath "cheers" ? I think it's a fake account.
— Bahadur (@my2bit) June 26, 2014
.@aloknath Pranaam guruji! Aapne maari entriyan, dil mein baji ghantiyan..tann! tann! tann! tann!
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 26, 2014
@aloknath Twitter will now learn some 'sanskaar' from you. _/\_
— #Twiteeyapa (@twiteeyapa) June 26, 2014
— Sumanth Shindgi (@sumyrules) June 26, 2014
@aloknath Welcome Babuji…Please aashirwad dena online!
— Harish Kotian (@harishkotian) June 26, 2014
@aloknath Babu Ji Pranam….Ku hamse dur the…Welcome !!!
— MINI (@monicanitin) June 26, 2014
@aloknath ji party nahi…. abh twitter par hogi arti …
— sachin medhekar (@sachinmedhekar) June 26, 2014
@aloknath namaskaaar bauji!!