By Hindustan Times
Two months post surgery, Big B wrote on his blog last night that he is suffering from "excruciating pain" and will undergo CT-scan today. Now, he is complaining about the media attention by tweeting: "Dearest tv media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard. Its nothing, just another visit to my doctor!!"
Amitabh Bachchan seems to have understood the power of pen and enthusiasm of some journos albeit too late in the day. "Security asks media crew reason for chase, they refer to my Twitter on CT Scan..goodness ! Is that what power of Twitter really is? Got to be careful of what to write on Twitter and Blog .. screenplay writers abound!!" his another tweet read.
Bachchan's first tweet of the day: "Oh dear..up at 6 am to go for dub of Bhojpuri film for my make up man..and..a fleet of media vans and tv camera chasing me ? Why ?"
How the ado began
Big B, who underwent a successful abdominal surgery two months back, posted on his blog yesterday: "I rose from my desk to get to bed, but excruciating pain, stopped me in my tracks and I found it difficult to walk to stand to sit to lie down. Quite horrendous! This was not there post operation even… so what really is the reason for it two months down the line? I have no answer. But tomorrow there should be one as I prepare for a CT Scan, after devouring a large bottle or bottles of that yellow fluid, that shall line the internal organs so the scan can pick up any region that could be infected or being the cause for the pain."
"A pain killer has done the job for the day, but because they need to be taken with some restriction, I try to bear up with the discomfort for as long as I can," he added.
Perhaps some media organisations did go over the top by chasing him. But why the acor was taken by surprise is truly baffling. The veteran actor is one of the most active celebs on Twitter and is also a regular blogger. He updates his fans about day to day happenings of his life as well as shares big news from becoming a grand dad to undergoing a surgery. So does he really not understand the power of social media?
Was it much ado about nothing? You did start the fire, what say Mr Bachchan!