Remember Narendra Modi’s election victory tweet that was the most retweeted tweet of 2014? Well, we now have a new winner. Shah Rukh Khan tweeted an innocent selfie with One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik and the Internet broke down. At the time of filing this story, the selfie has more than 117,600 retweets and takes the trophy away from Modi to become the most retweeted tweet in the country. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to sendAlso Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
Prior to Shah Rukh Khan, Narendra Modi held the position with his election victory tweet. His party Bhartiya Janata Party had won the elections by a landslide last year. He had then tweeted, “India has won! ” and the tweet has so far garnered 73,486 retweets. The most retweeted tweet in the world position is held comfortably by Ellen Degeneres for her Oscar selfie tweet. The tweet has managed to garner a whopping 3,352,228 retweets so far. The selfie includes the likes of Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey among others. Also Read - Top Tech News today: Realme Watch 2 Pro launch date, Vivo Y72 launched in India, WhatsApp multi-device feature
This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards. pic.twitter.com/l0gV12n0kv
Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 17, 2015
Shah Rukh Khan’s new record however, should largely be credited to Malik. The One Direction singer has a massive fan following and is currently making headlines for his exit from the band. Most of the replies to SRK’s tweets are pointed towards Malik. Shah Rukh Khan took the selfie with Malik on April 17 at the Asian Awards in London.
Twitter India also announced SRK’s new achievement and congratulated him for hitting the new milestone.
Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) April 24, 2015