Shahid Kapoor: Twitter stopped showing the customary blue verification flag to users who had not made a payment for the platform’s service on Thursday. The monthly cost of the web version in India is roughly 650 rupees, while the cost of the mobile app is roughly 900 rupees. Following the implementation of the subscription, a large number of prominent people in India, including major Bollywood superstars, lost their blue marks.
Shahid Kapoor, an actor, was also a victim of Twitter’s most recent change to the blue tick verification criteria. While many people haven’t commented on the removal of the Twitter blue tick, Kapoor’s answer to the same in the style of Kabir Singh has divided the internet.
For the uninitiated, the removal of the blue tick began the meme frenzy on the microblogging platform as early as Thursday morning. A Twitter user, among many others, posted a picture of Shahid from a moment in his movie Kabir Singh with the ironic remark, “Shahid Kapoor on his way to thrash Elon Musk for his Blue tick.” For the uninitiated, Shahid Kapoor played the lead part of a brash and confrontational young medical student who falls in love with a fellow student in Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s 2019 Indian Hindi-language romance drama film Kabir Singh.
Kapoor, however, did more than just comment on the image; he also reposted it on his Twitter account. In a lighthearted tweet, he wrote, “Mere blue tick ko kisne touch kiya… “Elon, tu wahi ruk main aaraha hu,” was followed by the emoticon for laughter and the word “haha.”