The 72-year-old superstar has expressed his gratitude to his fans, who compliment him, as well as to those who abuse.

"17 MILLION!! FOLLOWERS!!! Thank you all Ef (extended family) and non Ef and to be Ef... Thank you all that compliment me, and those that abuse too," he wrote on his Twitter page.

Bachchan continued the celebration by sharing the pictures of fans, who gather outside his house every Sunday.

"17 Million!!! Yeaaahhhhh! And more than that the well wishers of Sunday!! Blessed beyond!"

Bachchan has been the most popular face of Indian cinema since past four decades. The actor is one of the most active celebrity on social media and tries to keep in touch with his followers on regular basis.

Superstar Shah Rukh lags behind Bachchan with 15.2 million followers, while Salman and Aamir settle with 13.9 and 14.6 million fan following respectively.


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