Twitter witnesses more than 280K conversations on Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday

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Today is a special day for Bollywood, as fans across the globe celebrate Badhshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan’s 50th birthday. From special fan Tweets to his first-ever live Periscope broadcast from Mannat, SRK’s celebrity friends and fans join in his birthday celebrations on Twitter today, as @iamsrk nears 16 million followers.

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Humbled by the love, @iamsrk puts up a thank you Tweet for fans to kick off celebrations in the afternoon.

Check out this graphic of Twitter witnessed 280K conversations on SRK’s birthday

Conversations on Twitter spiked at 280K, with #HappyBirthdayKingKhan emerging as the top trend of the day. Fans took to Twitter to celebrate this occasion with celebratory Tweets, photos and videos of their on-screen idol, showcasing their love and sending birthday wishes to the superstar. Leading Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar (@karanjohar), Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik), Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan), Kajol (@KajolatUN), Preity Zinta (@realpreityzinta), Ayushmann Khurana (@ayushmannk) wished the star on Twitter and Tweeted memorable photos.

SRK joins Periscope; first-ever Periscope from Mannat
On this special occasion, the tech-savvy actor, who enjoys staying in touch with fans and interacting with them on Twitter, found a new way to engage with them. He joined Twitter’s live-streaming app, Periscope and conducted his first-ever Periscope broadcast at 3 PM today. Shah Rukh Khan joined Periscope to involve his fans (in real-time) across the world in as part of his birthday celebrations in Mumbai. The Periscope took place at his Bandra mansion, Mannat where he waved to the throng of thousands of screaming fans that were waiting to catch a glimpse of the actor outside the house. It was the first time that fans watching the Periscope got to see the crowd and the fans from SRK’s point of view – it was as good as being with the actor! Through Periscope, users can watch what their favourite stars are up to, feel close to them and their glamorous lives, and even interact with them through comments, and express their love by sending hearts.

The Periscope will be up for 24 hours. Watch it here, and follow @iamsrk on Periscope and Twitter for regular updates. Download the Periscope app from the app store.

Of course then there was his big Birthday party today more on that soon!

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