Amitabh Bachchan to Nora Fatehi; 6 celebrities whose social media accounts were hacked and misused

Today, social media IDs have become a powerful way to not only make points or share important updates, but also to connect with family and friends living miles away. Be it Twitter or Instagram, our Bollywood stars also remain very active on microblogging sites and keep their fans informed on both their personal and professional fronts. Due to their popularity, over the past few years many hackers have hacked into the social media accounts of celebrities and misused them to spread hate and misinformation. From Amitabh Bachchan to Shahid Kapoor to Nora Fatehi, many celebrities have suddenly disappeared from their accounts, leaving the internet in shambles.

Amitabh Bachchan to Nora Fatehi, know 6 celebrities whose social media accounts have been hacked recently.

Nora Fathi

Just a few days ago, Nora Fatehi’s Instagram account was apparently hacked. Hours after the gram went missing, Nora returned and released a statement revealing that there had been a breach. She also thanked the Instagram team for helping her revive the account. The note read: “Sorry guys! There was a hacking attempt on my Instagram! Someone has been trying to access my account since this morning. Thanks Instagram team for helping me fix this issue so quickly @instagram.”

Anupam Kher


In 2018, the 62-year-old actor’s Twitter account was hacked. Anupam, who was in Los Angeles at the time, revealed that he discovered the hack through friends back home. “My Twitter account was hacked. I just got a few calls from friends in India about this. I’m in Los Angeles and it’s 1 a.m.,” he told a news agency. The actor revealed that he received a link from Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta in a direct message. “I got a DM yesterday from Mr. Swapan Dasgupta’s account about a link. A first from him. So I opened it. I already spoke to Twitter.”

Abhishek Bachchan


Abhishek Bachchan’s Twitter account was also hacked in 2018 by someone in Turkey. The hacker also posted cryptic tweets about how they support Turkey with pictures of soldiers and warriors attached. Following the hack, the verification check mark on Abhishek’s Twitter account disappeared and his cover photo featured a missile with “Ayyildiz Tim” written on it in chalk. Abhishek later confirmed that his account was hacked and wrote, “Yes, yes my account was hacked. Pretty glad they thought I was pretty interesting actually. Everything is fixed now and back to normal. Good…. As normal as possible. Thank you for your concern.

Amitabh Bachchan


In 2019, superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked by a Turkish hacker who replaced Big B’s display photo with that of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. The hacker also changed the bio with “Actor… well at least some of them ALWAYS say it!! Love Pakistan”. Several tweets were also sent through the account. One of them said: “The Indian State, which ruthlessly attacks Muslims who fast during the month of Ramadan, attacks the Ummah Muhammad at this time! Indian Muslims are entrusted to us by Abdulhamid. After more than 10 hours, Amitabh Bachchan returned to the microblogging site and his first tweet gave a fitting response to what happened. the ability to say what they understand and feel,” wrote Big B.

Shahid Kapoor


Several hackers blocked Shahid Kapoor’s Twitter account a day after the actor welcomed his second child. With the Turkish dialect, the hacker published outrageous messages in connection with the role of Shahid in the film Padmaavat. The same group previously hacked the Twitter accounts of actors Anupam Kher and Amitabh Bachchan.

Karan Johar


The filmmaker’s Twitter account was hacked when someone started using it to send DMs to his fans and followers. KJo notified her fans about the incident and eventually got her Twitter account back.

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