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Earlier this week, Bipasha Basu made an official announcement on her Twitter account, stating that she is in a relationship with actor Harman Baweja, something the media has been speculating for a while. Twitter has become the go-to space for other actors and filmmakers for making announcements — about their personal lives, controversies, or to reveal the first looks and release dates. We look at the recent announcements on the micro-blogging site.

Anushka Sharma
Followers: 2.17m

An alleged lip job by Anushka Sharma made headlines several times. However, after the promos of her appearance on film-maker Karan Johar’s chat show were aired, reports suggested that Anushka had resorted to cosmetic surgery. While the actor did not respond to the news, she took to Twitter to talk about her lips. In a long explanation, Anushka denied having gone under the knife. An excerpt from her tweet: “For a short while now I have been using a temporary lip enhancing tool and that along with make-up techniques ( I have learnt over the years) is the reason why there might be a change in the appearance of my lips.”

Kalki Koechlin
Followers: 186k

After they released a joint statement about their separation, Kalki Koechlin and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap haven’t spoken much about their marriage. However, there has been speculation of a link-up between actor Huma Qureshi and Anurag, and reports even suggested that was the reason for his split with Kalki. However, on January 14, Kalki posted: “Jesus Christ can we please leave Huma alone?! My problems with Anurag have nothing to do with her!”

Karan Johar
Followers: 3.31m

On February 15, filmmaker Karan Johar announced the release date of his much-in-debate project, Shuddhi. He tweeted: “SHUDDHI will release on Friday the 25th of December,2015...the Lead cast will be announced shortly...”. In the past, too, Johar has cleared the air over rumours about the casting of the film via Twitter. Again, on Friday, February 21, he revealed the first look of his upcoming co-production, 2 States, starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

Bipasha Basu
Followers: 2.35M

Basu finally put to rest the rumours about her relationship with actor Harman Baweja. Their relationship was the talk of the town for almost a year, and the Bengali beauty finally confirmed it on February 19, saying, “Stating the obvious!Yes Harman n Me r a couple :) Finally I have met a person who is a far better human being than I am.Blessed.”

John Abraham
Followers: 578K

John Abraham was always open about his relationship with Priya Runchal. But whenever he was asked about his marriage plans, he would dodge the question. In fact, at one point, rumours were rife that the two had indeed tied the knot, but the actor chose to not react. On January 3, a surprising tweet from John made their relationship evident. He said: “Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham”