- Shahid's Instagram account was restored within an hour
- Apparently, the same hackers targeted Abhishek Bachchan and Anupam Kher
- Shahid's next film is Batti Gul Meter Chaalu
Actor Shahid Kapoor's Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon and appear to have been restored now. On his Instagram story, Shahid Kapoor posted this message for his fans: "Hey guys, thank you for the wonderful wishes. My Instagram and Twitter had been hacked. Just got Insta back (and) my team (is) working on sorting Twitter. So please, no t's not me and avoid any interaction." His team were plainly hard at work as he posted on Instagram because the tweets posted by the hackers - and there were many - now seem to have been deleted. The first posts to have been shared when Shahid's accounts were hijacked were related to the actor's last film release "Padmaavat" - criticising the portrayal of Alauddin Khilji, who was of part Turkish descent - were shared along with text in what appears to be Turkish. The hackers appear to be the Turkish cyber outfit Ayyildiz Tim, who are also believed to have attacked the accounts of Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher and others some months ago.
Only one post was shared on Shahid's Instagram, and later deleted, but his Twitter is a mess with RTs of tweets posted by Ayyildiz Tim's account. One tweet shared the song Mashallah from the film Ek Tha Tiger with the caption "I love you Katrina Kaif." Another tweet posted a clip from Raj Kapoor's film Awara.
Here are screenshots of his Twitter and Instagram accounts:
Shahid remained oblivious for a couple of hours even though followers alerted the actor to the hack in the comments - in his defence, he is a new father (having welcomed a baby boy last night) and clearly had better things to do than check his social media.
Days ago, actress Kriti Sanon's Instagram was hacked and fans were asked to follow a 'reserve' account. Shahid's hackers also retweeted an NDTV story about the hacking of Kriti Sanon's social media accounts.
Shahid Kapoor welcomed his second child, a baby boy, with wife Mira Rajput on Wednesday evening. Though the Kapoors haven't officially announced the arrival of the new family member, friends like Alia Bhatt (with whom Shahid co-starred in Shaandaar), Preity Zinta and Pragya Yadav congratulated the couple on their respective social media accounts.
Shahid Kapoor's next film is Batti Gul Meter Chalu, co-starring Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam.