While Gowariker needs time to understand the nuances of the social medium, celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan welcomed him and asked Twitterati to shower him with love and support.
“First day on Twitter! Finally here. Getting accustomed to the world. Reading all the warm messages for ‘Swades’! Thank you so much,” Gowariker tweeted on Saturday.
Welcoming him into the Twitter universe, Priyanka — who has worked with Gowariker in “What’s Your Raashee?” — posted: “From my director to my actor but always my friend… Welcome to twitter Ashutosh Gowariker! Show him some love twitterverse.”
Abhishek posted: “Ladies and gents, please give a warm welcome to a dear friend and all-round nice guy Ashutosh Gowariker. Welcome to the chaos Ashu.”
Shah Rukh, who had thanked Gowariker for helming “Swades” when it clocked 12 years of its existence earlier this week, tweeted: “Can’t be a better day to welcome my friend who has given me one of my best films ever. Give him love.”
Hrithik Roshan posted: “Please welcome the director who gave me two of my most memorable roles! Akbar n Sarman stay indebted to you Gowariker.”
Karan Johar shared: “Welcome the man who has directed spectacular films and placed us proudly on the international map of cinema, Gowariker.”
Actress Shabana Azmi asked him to be cautious about getting addicted to Twitter.
“Welcome Ashutosh to Twitter. It’s quite addictive, beware,” she posted.