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Amitabh Bachchan: Mandela's humilty was his greatest asset

December 06, 2013 16:49 IST

Amitabh Bachchan: Mandela's humilty was his greatest asset



Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. 

Celebrated peace icon Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on December 6, and several Bollywood stars paid tribute to him on Twitter:

Shah Rukh Khan: ‘RIP Nelson Mandela…Some people should not die…for the sake of the lack of goodness left in this world.’

Amitabh Bachchan: ‘Nelson Mandela - a giant of a man ; of will, belief and perseverance, passes away. But leaves behind a legacy of fight for right !! I had the greatest honor to meet and spend time with him on two occasions ! His humility his greatest asset, among countless other !’

Mahesh Bhatt: ‘Mandela practiced what he preached. An exemplary life has ended in an exemplary manner with dignity & respect till the end. Thank u Sir. The perfume of my meeting with Mandela lingers. Why don't we live when we know we are here just this one time, in this magnificent world? Remembering what he told me: "It would be preposterous for me to give any advise to India. Just live the words of Gandhi". Nelson Mandela’

Shobhaa De: ‘Nelson Mandela. The world has lost one of its greatest heroes ever. The Dark Continent just got darker. The long road to freedom just got longer. India needs a Mandela.’

Shabana Azmi: ‘What an outpouring of love n respect for Nelson Mandela- a deep reverence cutting across all divides on what he stood for at all times RIP.’

Akshay Kumar: ‘"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." Couldn't be more true... #RIPNelsonMandela’

Gul Panag: ‘RIP Nelson Mandela. A life so well lived.’

Madhur Bhandarkar: ‘Nelson Mandela personified struggle. He sacrificed his private life & his youth for his people and remains South Africa's loved hero. RIP.’

Farhan Akhtar: ‘He was the master of his fate. He was the captain of his soul. RIP Nelson Mandela.’

Sudhir Mishra: ‘Nelson Mandela : a genuinely great man. And what did v do? Printed his face on a T shirt and forgot all he stood for. Rest in peace!’

Anupam Kher: ‘Hope, Courage, Struggle, peace, Compassion….With Nelson Mandela, a part of these expressions also died today. Thank You for your Life. RIP.’

Rahul Bose: ‘Mandela has a special place in rugby players' hearts. We will never forget how he turned the sport into a vehicle for unity in South Africa.’

John Abraham: ‘Time to put our head down and pay respect to the greatest leader of our times ... Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’

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Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Nelson Mandela
Photographs: Amitabh Bachchan/Facebook


'Nelson Mandela was a Black man fighting a White domination'

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Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who turned 67 today, paid a poignant tribute to Nelson Mandela:

‘Thank u all for your Birthday wishes. Yet I will always now remember this day for the passing of the greatest man that I have met #Mandela,’ Kapur tweeted.

‘After 27 years in prison Nelson Mandela was told he was a free man "I was always a free man' He said. That amazing spirit survives his death.  I still dont. I never will. I find it incomprehensible. How can human beings be judged by the color of their skins? Yes, he was world leader. A peacemaker. But lets not forget. He was Black man fighting White domination. That fight is not over,’ he added.

Image: Nelson Mandela with Michael Jackson
Photographs: Patrick De Noirmon/Reuters

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When Anil Kapoor met Nelson Mandela

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Anil Kapoor shared a picture of him with Nelson Mandela and tweeted: ‘"It's always seems impossible until it's done". Blessed to have met him.’

"Lead from the back- let others believe they are in front"-RIP Nelson Mandela-Salute to a Great man,’ he added.

Kapoor met Mandela in 2005 while he was shooting for his home production Gandhi My Father in Johannesburg.

Image: Anil Kapoor with Nelson Mandela
Photographs: Anil Kapoor/Twitter

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Gurinder Chadha attends premiere of Mandela film

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British-Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha attended the London premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom at Leicester Square. The film, which is a biopic on Nelson Mandela, was ironically screened on the night he passed away.

Producer Anant Singh broke the news during the screening. ‘Can't believe it. The film ended Idris and producer Anant singh came on we cheered until he broke the news to a stunned 4000 full cinema,’ Chadha updated.

The after-show party was promptly cancelled and Chadha later went to South African embassy to pay tribute. ‘just went to the. S A embassy in trafalgar sq I used to be part of the 24 hour anti apartheid picket. So proud he lived in my life time,’ she added.

Image: Gurinder Chadha
Photographs: Gurinder Chadha/Twitter

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Salman Khan releases Jai Ho poster

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The first official poster of Jai Ho is out.

It features Salman Khan as people’s man.  

The 47-year-old actor shared the poster and tweeted: ‘Yeh lo ban gaya apna Jai Ho ka poster. Thanx for the amazing response.’ 

Image: Movie poster of Jai Ho
Photographs: Salman Khan/Twitter

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Pooja Bhatt slams Armaan Kohli

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Actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt took to Twitter to slam Armaan Kohli for his behavior inside the Bigg Boss house.

‘Armaan Kohli… go home. There is no justification for your boorish behavior with women on Bigg boss 7.  To those who say 'Armaan is entertainment' There is nothing entertaining about a man constantly using the word 'buddi' as arsenal,’ Pooja tweeted.

‘What gives Armaan Kohli the right to treat Sophiya in this despicable manner? I do not even know her but feel compelled to protest. #BB7FAIL,’ she added.

‘Some of your responses-'But Sophiya asked for it'! Going by that convoluted logic, even if she did-Can't Armaan or any MAN simply walk away? The world is not in the dismal state it is merely on account of violent, power drunk men. Women who protect those men must take equal billing!’ she signed off.

Image: Armaan Kohli on Bigg Boss

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