Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan almost gave a heart attack to a lot of fans when he announced on Monday that he was quitting his official blog for good.
It’s no secret that thousands, if not lakhs, of fans who are part of what Big B calls ‘EF’ (extended family) look forward to the 70-year-old actor’s blog entries on daily basis. So his decision to quit blogging came as a shock to many. The announcement was made on April 1.
“THIS SHALL PERHAPS BE THE LAST BLOG THAT I SHALL EVER WRITE ! I HAVE BEEN PAINED TO LEARN OF THE DECISION MADE BY SOME OF MY DEAREST EF, THAT I SHOULD STOP THIS PRETENCE OF LOVE AND AFFECTION TOWARDS ALL THOSE THAT HAVE THROUGH THE YEARS COME TOGETHER ON THIS PLATFORM. I HAD NEVER REALISED THAT I WOULD LIVE TO SEE THIS DAY … BUT AS THEY SAY … IN LIFE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE,” Amitabh Bachchan had posted on his blog http://srbachchan.tumblr.com/.
Many fans were obviously disheartened by the news and even expressed their dismay to the actor.
However, the very next day, Amitabh Bachchan posted an April Fool’s card on the blog.
“hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhh ……. hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…..In love and always,” he tweeted, and added, “Hands folded in apology for causing all the strain and stress and tears and preemptive heart attacks !! LOVE you all endlessly!!”
A lot of fans would have heaved a sigh of relief after reading this, but not without a gripe for having been successfully fooled by the Big man.