‘Babuji’ Alok Nath on Twitter now

Veteran actor Alok Nath, who has played “Babuji” in several TV shows and movies, Thursday joined micro-blogging site Twitter.

The actor, known for his fatherly roles in films like “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” and “Vivah” and TV shows like “Piya Ka Ghar” and “Astitva – Ek Prem Kahani”, has no qualms about people cracking jokes on him or his popular character “Babuji”.

In the last six months, there have been close to 2,00,000 tweets about him and his character.

And now, he is looking forward to connect with his fans on Twitter.

“I’m excited to join Twitter since people have popularised my character on it and I’m happy to now finally share the real Alok Nath with the world. It feels like there was a party thrown in my honour and I didn’t attend.”

“So I’m attending now, fashionably later than never and I’m looking forward to engaging with my fans and friends in real-time,” he said in a statement.

His first tweet via Twitter handle @aloknath also started with a “pranaam” (respectful Indian greeting made by putting one’s palms together).

“Pranaam Twitter world! Finally attending the party you guys threw for me. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Cheers!” he tweeted.

The actor is set to play “Babuji” again for a new family comedy series “Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai”. Produced by FRAMES and directed by Rajan Waghdhare, the show will hit SAB TV July 7.

Inputs by IANS