Farhan Akhtar 'permanently' deletes his Facebook account post data leak scandal
Privacy concerns related to Facebook post the much-talked data leak fiasco doesn't seem to subside. Celebs across the world have been making a distance from the social networking site and now Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar has become the latest celebrity to join the list.
The Rock On actor has deleted his personal Facebook account permanently.
Akhtar took it to micro-blogging Twitter to share the news and wrote, "Good morning. This is to inform you all that I have permanently deleted my personal Facebook account. However, the verified FarhanAkhtarLive page is still active".
Good morning. This is to inform you all that I have permanently deleted my personal Facebook account.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 27, 2018
However, the verified FarhanAkhtarLive page is still active.
Although the actor hasn't mentioned the reason behind his big decision but it is speculated that Farhan has quit the social networking site after Facebook faced worldwide criticism over the claims that Cambridge Analytica, the UK data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, harvested and misused data on 50 million members.
Earlier, several international celebs like Elon Musk, Jim Carrey, and Singer Cher too have deleted their Facebook accounts.
On the work front, Farhan Akhtar is currently busy with Don 3.
As per the recent buzz, the third installment of the Don series will also feature Farhan along with Shah Rukh Khan.
"Farhan will also act in this film. He will play a desi top cop to Shah Rukh’s Don. Since a portion of the film will be set in India, Farhan will be seen donning the policeman’s uniform in the film," a source reportedly told DNA.