Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was disheartened after a teenager complained that he didn't greet her on her birthday, saying the actor's claims of being in touch with fans were 'false.'
The 72-year-old actor makes it a point to wish his fans, who he prefers to call his 'Extended Family', on their special days. But when he missed the birthday of one of his fans, she slammed him publicly.
"Amita has been upset that I did not wish her on the 15th... my apologies. She has (said) on Twitter that I am false in my expressions of greeting.
"Well...what can I say... no one that I follow shall ever be deleted from my list...if others wish to leave, I am no one to stop them.
"I never forced anyone to come on board, I shall never force anyone to leave... this platform is most sacred to me, and shall ever remain so," Mr Bachchan wrote on his official blog.
The versatile actor, with over 40 years of experience in the film industry, also mentioned that his dedication to the social media would continue.
"What I have received from it and from all that come here, cannot be described in words, it has been magical.
"You may all decide to leave me and this platform, BUT I will not. I shall continue to write, even if there is NO ONE to respond or read it," the actor wrote.
Mr Bachchan, who unveiled a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London last week, noted that he picks all his events after scrutinising ways to stay updated and connected because he finds joy through the union.
"My first concern is whether, where I travel or move, has connectivity or not. I challenge all offices to provide me those facilities or else I refrain from going there or accepting invitation. ALL BECAUSE I AM UNABLE TO CONNECT TO MY (Extended Family)," he wrote.
Meanwhile, after being praised for his role in Shamitabh, the actor will next be seen in the films Piku and Wazir this year.