Superstar Aamir Khan has come out stating that the recently opened account on the actor's name in photo sharing platform Instagram is a fake account.
The popular application owned by social media giant Facebook has numerous Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and others as its regular users. And recently reports claimed that Mr Perfectionist, Khan, too had joined the league as the photos of the actor surfaced online under the Instagram profile bearing his name (THEAAMIRKHAN). The profile description even linked Khan's official website (aamirkhan.com) to it.
But the "Dhoom 3" actor has now clarified that the account, with 'THEAAMIRKHAN' username is a fake one. On Friday, he issued the statement to his fans and followers via his verified Twitter handle.
Guys, I am not on Instagram. Its obviously some fake account.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) May 30, 2014
Several photos of the actor and even one featuring Khan and his wife Kiran Rao were uploaded via the fake account.
Celebrities and their fake account woes are not something new these days. Recently, actress Raveena Tandon and comedian Sunil Grover was in news after it emerged that fake social network accounts were being operated under their names to mislead their fans.
"Please...to all those again who think that I'm on Facebook! That is not me! My Facebook account has (had) been hacked two years ago," Tandon had tweeted.
Grover's case was extreme since there existed a verified Facebook page on the actor's name, of which the comedian had no idea altogether. The fake page grabbed attention when it announced earlier this year that Grover and Kapil Sharma would reunite in the popular show "Comedy Nights with Kapil." The actor had denied the report at that point and declared the account as fake.
Previously, Shahid Kapoor too faced a similar situation when a bogus account was operated on the actor's name on Twitter.
Even superstar Shah Rukh Khan has not been spared. The actor, recently landed in a soup after notorious celebrity Kamaal R Khan (KRK) shared a tweet which showed that Shah Rukh would leave India if Narendra Modi won 2014 Elections. Later, it appeared that the post was heavily doctored and a fake one. The "Chennai Express" actor hit out at KRK for the false post via his official Twitter handle.