Twitter disables account of Shahid Kapur’s impersonator


MUMBAI: In a first of its kind action in India, Twitter has removed a fake ID of actor Shahid Kapur, on grounds of impersonation.
This came about after Shahid’s publicist registered a complaint with Twitter for impersonation. Since the last few months a fan had created a fake account where he would connect with Kapur’s fans and pretend to be the real Shahid. His fake profile grew from strength to strength, with followers adding him to get his status updates.
The impersonator, on his part, would discuss his upcoming film and his poll wins etc, whatever was in the news about Shahid on any particular day. The complaint to Twitter was made when the fan refused to part with the ID and continued to pretend to be the actor. Twitter responded within a week and disabled the fake account, taking a strong stand against impersonation.