A teenage fan, on Monday, added to Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan’s woes as he managed to hack into Hrithik’s official page . The fan then went on to change Hrithik’s display picture and went on a live streaming event, making the public aware of his presence as the admin of the page. The news then spread like wildfire, following which Hrithik’s office deactivated the page for a while. Hrithik was later seen admitting to the act of hacking in a post, where he seemed to have had a little respect for the guy who pulled it off.
In the post, Hrithik referred to the hacker as an “enterprising” person but also confirmed that the problem was taken care off and the page now belonged to him. This hacking can be seen as another hole in what has been a pretty messed up plate for the actor in recent years, following his divorce. The rumours of his alleged link-ups with co-actors such as Kangna Ranaut had escalated to serious cases in the past few months. His movies have also tanked at the box office, with his latest release Mohenjo Daro being declared a massive flop. The movie neither pulled the easily impressed Indian audience, nor the critics. His acting skills have been a subject of constant criticism following his flops after the movie Agneepath.
Rumours have ben flying around Hrithik’s personal life after his divorce with wife Suzzane after a decade of marriage.
Here are 5 film stars, whose accounts have been hacked in the past:
Big B’s twitter account was hacked by an anonymous hacker who went on tweeting links to porn sites. Baffled by the entire episode, Amitabh had posted, “My Twitter handle hacked ! Sex sites planted as ‘following’ ! Whoever did this, try someone else, buddy, I don’t need this !” [sic]
Shahid’s account was hacked for a brief period of time following which it was restored. The actor had then thanked Lord Ganesha for it.
Shruti Hassan, daughter of legend kamal Hassan, and a popular name in Tollywood fell prey to hacking twice. Her Twitter account was hacked for the second time and after getting it restored, she tweeted to her fans to ignore the weird tweets and requests as her account had been hacked for some time.
Pakistani actor and musician Ali Zafar found his Twitter account hacked by an anonymous person who even promoted himself through Ali’s account. He tweeted, “I am @nikunjbhuwalka! And follow me please I am cool. @nikunjbhuwalka.” Such “coolness” certainly did not go unnoticed as fans of the actor slammed the hacker on twitter.
Even superstar Rajinikanth’s twitter account was hacked for a brief period of time. His daughter Aishwarya had confirmed the news. However, the news of his hacked account was followed with Twitter being down for some time, which fueled the jokes of Rajni Anna’s God status.
While such hackings have taken place on a regular basis, not much damage has been done in India. Though serious hacking had led to leaked private pictures of Hollywood stars in the past. Hence cyber security must be taken seriously and strict actions need to be taken for crimes against one’s privacy.