This Article is From May 08, 2015

Rishi Kapoor Says He's Retiring From Twitter

Rishi Kapoor Says He's Retiring From Twitter

Rishi Kapoor at an event in Mumbai.

New Delhi: Within three months of logging on after a five-year hiatus, Rishi Kapoor has established himself as a sort of Agent Provocateur on Twitter. But 1,36,000 followers and 470-odd tweets later, the 62-year-old actor says he's retiring (once again) from the microblogging site.

Mr Kapoor explained in a midnight tweet why he decided to leave:

His son Ranbir Kapoor told NDTV that his father was 'going to leave a big mark on Twitter.' He said, "I guess people are seeing that side of my father which I have seen all my life. What you are reading about him is exactly how he is. He is not tweeting just for effect. These are the things that he believes in, this is his mind and he is speaking his mind. And I think somewhere Twitter and my father can be a great combination. It can be a lethal combination. But I think at the end of it he is going to leave a big mark on Twitter."

One would say Mr Kapoor senior has already left Twitter shaken and stirred, however briefly (unless he's joking about retiring).

Mr Kapoor has been berated by concerned colleagues for his (often hilarious) outspokenness on Twitter:

He's issued health warnings about not taking his jokes seriously:

He's dealt with fans who want him to filed messages for Ranbir, mega-star and social media abstainer:

And he's usually responded to his critics with humour:

Rishi Kapoor, a member of Bollywood's First Family, is the star of films such as Bobby, Amar Akbar Anthony and Chandni. He was last seen in 2014's Bewakoofiyaan, co-starring Sonam Kapoor.