No sick selfies for me: Unlike Hollywood, Bollywood's not such a big fan of selfies

Friday, 10 January 2014 - 8:15am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

B-Town actors may tweet about their health, but unlike Hollywood celebs, they aren't ready to share less-than-flattering pictures yet.

Selfie proved to be the word of 2013. It not only made waves on microblogging websites, but also found a place in dictionary. Even actors who are known to be extremely finicky about the way they look, especially when they have to present themselves to the audience, gave in to the global fascination for selfies. And now selfies seem to have taken a turn for the worse.

Taking this obsession a step ahead are Hollywood actors and celebrities who are posting their pictures when they are sick. Actors, who are usually very choosy about the right angle and correct lighting, seem to have been swept by this rather unhealthy fad. Called the ill healthies these pics sure aren’t very flattering, but it brings out a more human side of these celebs. Celebrities such as model Kelly Brook, Canadian popstar Justin Bieber and footballer Wayne Rooney have shared their injuries and sickness with the world.

And though B-Town celebs are more than keen to follow the footsteps of their Hollywood counterparts, that doesn’t seem to hold true this time around. It’s been some time now that Bollywood actors have been connecting with their fans via Twitter. And while they are keen to share their daily happenings, new projects and, of course, box-office collections with their followers, unflattering pictures haven’t quite made it to the list yet.

Preity Zinta
Time to watch movies, eat popcorn and be lazy! After all my doctor recommended it.

Sonakshi Sinha
My ice pack and I on the way to shoot a song with @PDdancing for Action Jackson with a foot that’s not fully recovered. God pls help.

Amitabh Bachchan
“OK... nothing to panic... I am down with fever... and stomach infection... my time today regretfully shall be limited to this only At work!! KBC... still struggling with ailment... nothing easily achieved in life... jab tak jeevan hai tab tak sunghursh hai’!!”

Hrithik Roshan
“Taking off wih my head around the world to find what it needs to be me again. Thank you all for your prayers. My love to all you beautiful people.”

Priyanka Chopra
“Sick like a dog!!! Atchooo...cough!!hate being sick.. Had a wonderful time at @AgendaAajTak ..but dilli ki sardi def gave me a sardi!!”

Shahid Kapoor
“Time to hit the weights with an aching shoulder and a bruised elbow!!!! Bring it on..!!”

Ranveer Singh
 “Your love and blessings have helped me fight this illness! Thank you all for the warmth and wishes that helped me tide over my weakest hour.”

Bipasha Basu
“Cold, cough, fever! Spoilers for my everyday December plans! Hope I get well soon to enjoy my new year holiday!”

Shraddha Kapoor
“Oho down with the flu but time to enjoy the extra attention and pyaar from mom heeheehee.”

Alia Bhatt
“Watching Bigg Boss7 but very, very, very sick... Surviving on medication so I can stay awake!”

Shruti Haasan
“Didn’t start the year in the best way possible with the feeling sickness so my new year starts on the 4th of January.”

Neha Dhupia
“A busted toe nail, a smashed finger, tooth ache, pulled hamstring and a bad hair day! Not to worry I’m fine! I’ll get through my day!”

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