Several Bollywood celebrities’ social media accounts were hacked in the past including Nora Fatehi, Amitabh Bachchan and Karan Johar.
Social media platforms have become a strong medium to share views, opinions, updates and establish connections across the world. They provide a great medium to communicate with society, family and others. Not only common masses but prominent personalities like politicians, actors, actresses and other celebs also use this platforms to connect with their fans and followers. Bollywood stars are quite active on microblogging sites and keep their fans updated about their personal and professional activities. Owing to their popularity, they’ve also been attacked by many hackers and cyber criminals. From Nora Fatehi, Amitabh Bachchan to Karan Johar, here are 5 Bollywood celebs whose social media handles were hacked.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Big B is one the the most active celebrities on social media. From Twitter to Instagram to Facebook, Big B has a massive fan following across the globe. The megastar keep sharing pictures, poems and his thoughts. However, in 2019, his Twitter account was hacked by a Turkish hacker who replaced Big B’s profile picture with that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and tweeted several controversial statements. Big B’s account was restored after over 10 hours.
2. Abhishek Bachchan
Like his father, Abhishek Bachchan’s Twitter account was also hacked in 2018 by a Turkish hacker. The hacker changed his cover photograph with a missile that read “Ayyildiz Tim” in chalk and posted cryptic tweets of how they support Turkey with photos of soldiers and warriors attached. Abhishek later shared the info that his account was hacked and wrote, “Yes, yes my account got hacked. Quite chuffed that they thought me interesting enough actually. All sorted out now and back to normal. Well…. As normal as it can get. Thank you for your concern.”
3. Shahid Kapoor
Popular Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor’s Twitter account was also hacked a day after the actor welcomed his second child. The hacker posted outrageous posts in connection with Shahid’s role in the movie Padmavat in the Turkish dialect.
4. Karan Johar
The filmmaker’s Twitter account was hacked and the hacker started sending random DMs to his friends and followers. KJo later warned his fans about the cyber attack. His Twitter account was eventually restored.
5. Nora Fatehi
Dancing Diva Nora Fatehi’s Instagram account too was unavailable for several hours a few days back on February 4 leaving her fans shocked. Her fans were curious to know if the actress had deleted or deactivated her account. However, the actress later revealed that her account was hacked by some miscreants. She wrote, “Sorry guys! There was an attempted hack on my Instagram! Someone’s been trying to get into my account since this morning! Thanks to the Instagram team for helping me sort this out so quickly!.”