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Posted/Updated Monday, Jan 09 21:37:14, 2012

Amitabh Bachchan on his blog: "Why, just the other day I had a message from Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN asking me if I could mention one of his programmes on my site on twitter !!! So . yes .. my numbers are large on Twitter . 1.88 million followers .. largest in India and fourth largest in Asia .. an attractive reach out to prospectives !!! But they are not large to put out your matter. I shall decide what I wish to and what I do not." 
 
 
 

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