When the veteran actor shared a picture of himself and Abhishek Bachchan to congratulate India's space agency, he would not have imagined the blowback to come.
Why Amitabh Bachchan got trolled for congratulating ISRO
Mumbai - 15 Feb 2017 16:36 IST
It was a proud moment for India today. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) created history by sending 104 satellites on a single rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This is a new world record. The previous record was held by Russia which had sent 37 satellites up in one go.
The last time ISRO had launched 23 satellites in one go in June 2015.
As soon as the news was announced, social media was flooded with congratulatory posts from every nook and corner of India. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan too joined in to wish ISRO on its record-breaking achievement.
He tweeted, “T 2435 – CONGRATULATIONS .. !!! ISRO for the launch of 103 satellites from one PSLV .. a world record ! HOPE ONE DAY WE LAND ON MOON !”
However, his celebratory tweet backfired, for a couple of reasons. He posted the message with a funny picture of himself and son Abhishek Bachchan. This was enough for his huge number of followers to ignore the achievement part of the tweet.
The actor and his son have since been getting trolled for the tweet. Some also corrected him on the number of satellites launched. Take a look at Bachchan's tweet and some of the response that followed:
T 2435 - CONGRATULATIONS .. !!! ISRO for the launch of 103 satellites from one PSLV .. a world record ! HOPE ONE DAY WE LAND ON MOON ! pic.twitter.com/yWrmVcIsuR— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 15, 2017
.@SrBachchan sir abhishek ka career launch isro bhi nhi kar sakta ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ ap unki photo na dikhayen logo ko ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Lost Boy (@muh_pe_bolunga) February 15, 2017
@srbachchan Bro Yeh Pic ISRO Ko Bhejo Woh Coma Chale Jaayenge— Sourabh âÂÂ£ï¸ÂÂ (@sourabhemraan) February 15, 2017
@SrBachchan Sir, this was your best tweet of the morning, but you could have done away with the pic! It's totally irrelevant here.. ðÂÂÂÂ¶ðÂÂÂÂ·ðÂÂÂÂ¶— Rajesh Kejriwal (@raj20k) February 15, 2017
@SrBachchan Sir, is there any relation between your tweet and image.— Nithin Bolneni (@nithinbolneni) February 15, 2017
.@SrBachchan sir Aradhya se phone wapas lelo— Sir Bumrah - HMP (@Ibleed_sarcasm) February 15, 2017
@SrBachchan old age is the second childhood they said, very well said ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Anusha. (@AnushaDhoni7) February 15, 2017
@SrBachchan sir sabse phele abhishek ko moon pr bhejna ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— âÂÂÂÂ kunalâÂÂÂÂ #kick (@Being_Kunnu_) February 15, 2017
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