'I sympathise with Kasab'
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.Actor Aashish Chowdhry, who lost his sister and brother-in-law in the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, is not rejoicing over hanging of Ajmal Amir Kasab.
'Why should I rejoice Kasab's death? I will rejoice when lil' innocent children will stop being taught to kill in the name of God n Religion. Ignorance gave different faces to God, who in my view is ONE. Hence, religion too is ONE.N that religion is HUMANITY. Kasab was not taught that,' he tweeted.
Chowdhry believes that he was brainwashed and driven to kill in the name of God. 'I sympathise with Kasab. He also was once a small innocent baby, like my son. But unfortunately born around wrong people n wrong teachings. I'm sure as a lil' baby, Kasab didn't plan his outcome. He was brainwashed, driven to kill in the name of God. He didn't know he was wrong,' he continued.
'I will NOT teach my children to rejoice anyone's death;be it Kasab.They will learn to be non-vindictive,non-fanatical and will love all. I'm not sayin that I defend the consequence he faced.I just feel that rejoicing,or feelin completion doesn't make sense. There's more to it. Man made mythology, man made idols, man made variable religions n places of worship & man made the rules in em. Do people believe God did so?' he added.
'In these 4yrs of awaiting n lookin upon Kasab's sentence,i can bet lacs of new Kasab's were born.Problem lies there.Rejoice when that stops. It's like havin a haircut with ONE strand of hair pulled out & that being rejoiced as a fab new hairdo.That's head's no different,dude!!' he explained.
Image: Aashish Chowdhry
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
'Full marks to the Government for the Kasab hanging'
Ram Gopal Varma: 'Here's wishing that finally his victims souls will rest in peace RIP and Kasab's soul will roast in hell ROH. Most Indians would have preferred to have seen Kasab being lynched and tortured to death instead of being just hung. If I were to be the hang man I would have shown the pictures of all his victims to Kasab before hanging him.'
Riteish Deshmukh: 'congratulations govt of India - for doing it so effectively. For once the govt broke the news n not the news channels'
Madhur Bhandarkar: 'I applaud the Govt & esplly Shindeji & home ministry for such a controlled execution of #Kasab. #Kasab's execution is a victory not only for the mumbaiker who suffered at the hands of terror, but the entire nation.'
Kunal Kohli: 'Kasab has been hanged ! Finally. God forbid there's a next time we need to hang/execute such terrorists faster. Now that Kasab has been executed,can we also get his handlers & the planners who attacked my city ? We need them executed too.'
Randeep Hooda: 'Kasab hanged at 730 am at yerwada jail.. About time.. Jai Hind !!!!'
Pooja Bedi: 'Finally kasab has been hung!!!!given that 26/11is just around the corner...its well timed...as for the delay...better late than never!'
Celina Jaitly: 'Well done govt. Of india ..how ever the source of the ideology of the fanatics who turn young men into terrorists is still alive.'
Punit Malhotra: 'Full marks to the Government for the Kasab hanging... Especially in the manner they carried it out. But its only the 1st goal that's been scored. The match is still to be won. Lots of culprits still need to brought to justice.'
Raveena Tandon: 'So Kasab finally hangs! BIH!! Congratulations India! After mourning BalaSaheb..I think this was the good news..
Image: Ram Gopal Varma
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
What these actresses are upto!
Priyanka Chopra is busy shooting for the remake of Zanjeer in Hyderabad. She shared a picture of her with co-star Ram Charan and tweeted: 'Team #zanjeer .. Ram Charan in the house. Welcome to bollywood'
Ameesha Patel is off to Paris to holiday with her family before the release of her upcoming film Race 2. 'Hey guys on my way to paris..to b with my family who lives ther..will post piks w my cousins n aunt n uncle soon..happy holiday 2 me finali. Yes I have race 2 releasing 25th jan..then I start Singh Sahaab the great with sunny deol in december also..so its a hectic dec for me,' she
Gul Panag is down with fever. 'Spent a horrible feverish night. Two quilts. Chandigarh has really become chilly. Now today I must head back:( too weak to travel I am,' she tweeted.
Shahana Goswami is also unwell. 'Also not well.. have bad cough & cold. Unfortunate allergic reaction to Bangalore air.. :-( have contained it as much as I cud with running,' she wrote.
Manisha Koirala is down with food poisoning. 'down with bad food poisoning :((( glad i m with my fam,good to be with loving n caring people..i get to experience who really care n who preted to care...if at all anything good of being sick is this,' she updated.
Image: Ram Charan Tej and Priyanka Chopra
Abhishek returns from Goa with Aishwarya, Aaradhya
Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan, who recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter Aaradhya in Goa, have returned home.
'Back home now, back to work and most importantly BACK TO THE GYM!! Played my 1st ever round of Golf in Goa. Great game. However, think it's safe to say that Tiger Woods has absolutely NOTHING to worry about!' he updated.
'It's been A very eventful week. Many thanks to all of you who wished Aaradhya on her 1st birthday. Your love and blessings to her are of great value to me. Thank you again!' he added.
Meanwhile Amitabh Bachchan, who left Goa early, is settling into his routine again. 'KBC done ...!! children along with the 'little one' back home ... laughter and cuddles and baby talk fills the home .. routine on !!' he tweeted.
Image: Abhishek, Aaradhya and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Doha Tribeca Film Festival pays tribute to Yash Chopra
Doha Tribeca Film Festival is celebrating Indian cinema with a special tribute to the late filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Anupam Kher, who attended the screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan at the festival, shared a picture of him from the red carpet with filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker.
'At the Red Carpet Ceremony of Jab Tak Hai Jaan at Doha Film Festival with Ashutosh & Avtar (YRF). Missed Yash Ji,' he tweeted with the picture (above).
Image: Anupam Kher and Ashutosh Gowariker with a friend