After Diwali, Bollywood returns to work
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.
With the five-day long Diwali celebrations coming to an end, Bollywood stars are now back to work.
Shah Rukh Khan returned to the sets of Farah Khan’s Happy New Year and updated: ‘I feel like riding a bike today...eat Italian food...& read about Steve Jobs. Is that an eclectic enough mix for today?’
Shreyas Talpade tweeted: ‘And Diwali comes to an end.....:-( not feeling too happy about it.’
Meanwhile, television actor Karan Wahi, who is making his Bollywood debut in Habib Faisal's Dawat-e-Ishq, has started shooting for it. ‘First day of shoot for Dawat-e-ishq, excited,nervous, happy, too many thoughts..keepin the anchor aside n gttng bck to wat I love "ACTING"....’ Wahi updated.
The film also stars Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Anupam Kher.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan
Photographs: Chirag Wakaskar/Getty Images
Bollywood cheers for Mangalyaan
With India successfully launching Mangalyaan to Mars, several Bollywood celebrities turned to Twitter to express their excitement and congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Here’s what they said:
Poonam Pandey: ‘Proud of #Mangalyaan.. So far everything is perfect n lets pray it remains that way.’
Dia Mirza: ‘India Launches A Mission To Mars woohoo #ISRO!!! #Proud.’
Shekhar Kapur: ‘India's Orbiter expected to be in #Mars orbit on 24th Sept 2014. Wow ! What other dramatic changes do we expect in #India by then? Those deriding #India's #Mars Orbitor just dont get the complex science needed 2 put a machine in Orbit around #Mars. Congratulations #ISRO. Analysts world over say India could capture more of d $304 billion global space market with low-cost technology it used 2 launch Mars probe.’
Riteish Deshmukh: ‘Five years ago, the Chandrayaan satellite found evidence of water on the moon. Now MANGALAYAN on its way to MARS #ISRO u make India proud.’
Amitabh Bachchan: ‘Still reeling from the mess up on the T - numbering ! And India sends off its Mars Mission .. I would never be recruited for it !! CONGRATULATIONS to ISRO, India .. India's Mars Mission takes off and so far all systems working to the T .. oops that T unintended !’
Ranvir Shorey: ‘Congratulations and thanks, #ISRO, for making us #Indians proud with #Mangalyaan. That kinda thing is getting rarer every day. #Salute’
Mini Mathur: ‘OMG. We are going to mars. I'm staying with this thought for today. #Mangalyaan’
Image: Dia Mirza
Photographs: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Ram Gopal Varma's rant against the Indian government
Hollywood director Woody Allen recently refused to release his film Blue Jasmine in Indian theatres, as he objected to mandatory anti-tobacco warnings before the film's screening.
Now it’s filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's turn to slam the government over anti-tobacco ads, which are forced into movie scenes.
‘I have been seeing a million anti smoking campaigns since i was a kid but yet to see a single smoker who gave up smoking becos of them. Nd why should non smokers who pay good money to see the likes of Hritiks and Katrinas suffer grotesque visuals of diseased lungs nd mouths,’ the 51-year-old filmmaker tweeted.
‘If the govts only intention is2 educate us moronic idiots on the dangers of smoking why stop only with smoking nd ignore other worse evils? I think when in a film some ppl play cards their shud be a mandatory super..'Gambling is bad'. When someone in the film drinks they shud put a super..'Drinking is unhealthy' nd shud show grotesque visuals of the liver in half screen. Whn someone kills some1 on screen they should order producer 2 freeze frame nd put a super 'Murder is a crime nd it carries death penalty'’ he added.
‘When someone is having an affair on screen the censors shud put a rule of of a super saying 'adultery will make u burn u in hell' Whn a couple is mkng love half the screen shud hav super 'practice safe sex' along wth close ups of gonorrhea nd syphillis infested genitals. Government logic is what they fail to teach us at educational institutions they force us to learn at the movies..Mera bharat mahaan..jai ho,’ he further added.
He didn’t stop there. ‘Some claim that cigaratte consumption is falling but Its bull that its becos of these ads at the theatres. Nd if they really believe that ads can stop ppl from having vices they shud logically do that fr all vices...why only cigaratte and gutka. They shud put a limit on features 2 b not mre thn an hour nd shud put 1 hour of ads inbtwn as breaks against crime alcohol prostitution etc,’ he signed off.
Image: Ram Gopa Varma
PHOTO: Huma Qureshi in Dedh Ishqiya
Actress Huma Qureshi shared the first look of her character in Dedh Ishqiya. The film also stars Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi. ‘Dedh Ishqiya my first look guys.. What do u all think??’ she tweeted with the picture.
Meanwhile, Bipasha Basu, who celebrated Kali Puja in Kolkata, shared a picture from the celebrations. ‘In Kolkata to celebrate kali pujo in Salt Lake City right now:)’ she tweeted.
Image: Huma Qureshi in Dedh Ishqiya
PHOTO: Lata Mangeshkar celebrates Bhai Dooj
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar celebrated Bhai Dooj with her brother Hridaynath at her residence yesterday.
‘Bhaubeez/Bhaidooj with my brother Hridaynath at home in Mumbai this evening,’ the 84-year-old singer tweeted with the picture.
It is a ritual celebrated by Hindus on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival.
Image: Lata Mangeshkar with her brother Hridaynath