Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has joined Twitter and amassed 11,000 followers in his first day on the microblogging Website popular with celebrities.

Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and Mallika Sherawat are the Bollywood stars on Twitter but Khan is set to be the most popular Tweeter.

“Being extremely shy, I never thought I would be here (on Twitter). But my friend Karan Johar insisted that I should learn to share my life,” Khan posted on his page.

“Thanks everyone, this is really sweet... didn’t expect such a warm welcome. Love to you all,” he added.

The actor shared his daily routine with his fans, tweeting, “kids and life calling.. watching tim burton’s 9 with them, last holiday...so up late...catch up later. sleep or be awake well.love to all(sic).”

Khan who will be seen on the big screen again this year in the much awaited My Name is Khan explained his absence saying, “Injury has kept me away from making more films, will work my back off to be around more, the shoulder feels strong and so do I.”