Bollywood pays tribute to Pt Bhimsen Joshi
The twitter world is quite a busy one, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day.
It came as tragic news to many music lovers when the legendary Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passed away this morning, at Pune's Sahyandri Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was 89.
Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar was amongst the first in the film industry to pay tribute on twitter.
'Shastriya sangeet ke mahan gayak bharat ratna. pandit bhimsen joshi ji,aaj humare beech nahi rahe,wo ek mahan gayak to the hi,per usse bhi bade wo insan the,wo mujhe beti mante the,aksar unse milna hota tha,main bahot bhagyawan hu ki maine unke saath ek bhajano ko record bhi kiya tha,unke saath gate hue main bahot darr gayi thi,par unhone mujhe sambhal liya tha,duniya me aana jana to rehetahi hai,lekin mai unko kabhi bhi bhul nahi sakti,ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de,' she tweeted.
Abhishek Bachchan also offered his condolences: 'very sad to hear the news of the passing of Pandit Bhimsen joshi. RIP'
Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, 'Bharat Ratna in true sense - the greatest Indian classical singer Bhimsen Joshi .Its a big loss to the indian classical & cultural heritage'
Singer Shreya Ghoshal tweeted, 'Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passes away.. May his soul rest in peace. His voice echoes..'
Neha Dhupia shared a thought: 'Someone said, "Music is what life sounds like." Pandit Bhimsen Joshi's life was legendary. RIP'
Director Shekhar Kapur felt lucky to have lived in his era. He wrote, 'Pt Bhimsen Joshi passes away. Those of us lucky to hve heard him live will never ever forget'
Rahul Bose recalled an experience, 'Most memorable concert of bhimsen joshi for me was at the Key Hall in the museum. Hair still rises on my arms. A giant passes. R.I.P.'
Image: Abhishek Bachchan
Walk for a cause
Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta walked in support of Shabana Azmi's Mijwan Welfare Society on Sunday. Mijwan Felfare Society is an NGO founded by the actress' father, the late Kaifi Azmi, for the empowerment of girl child.
Shabana Azmi informed, '25 stars in Fashionshow by Manish Malhotra for my NGO Mijwan Welfare Society that works 4 girlchild in rural India. In memory of Kaifi'
Celina Jaitley appreciated Manish Malhotra's design: 'Was wonderful walking for Shabanaji's MIjwan project show last night with all my other colleagues.. @ManishMalhotra1 s clothes were awesome'
Manish Malhotra was quick to share a picture.
Dia Mirza congratulated Shabana Azmi and the designer on the occasion:'The Mijwan Welfare Trust Show Sonnets in Fabric was fantastic! 25 actors walked in support. Hats of Shabana Azmi and Manish Malhotra!#proud.'
Image: Dia Mirza
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Players of Bollywood
The shooting for Players, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Neil Nitin Mukesh, has begun in New Zealand.
Bipasha Basu informed, 'Off to newzealand to be a PLAYER!Excited to meet the rest of the cast n crew!I know its going to be an awesome schedule! Looking forward to some adventure in Newzealand!Keep u all posted!Love n god bless!'
Later, she added: 'Jet lagged:( Strting shoot in 4 hours,hope it does nt rain nymore!My dreams of a sunny Wellington better cme true.Its a COLD SUMMER here!!'
Abhishek seems to get along well with Neil. He tweeted, 'So the trek to new Zealand begins!!!! Wish me luck. Thankfully have @NeilNMukesh for company.'
Neil chimed in: 'Landed in singapore now taking off for sydney ! The journey is long but nice ! my parents and big bro @juniorbachchan are also on board :) Finally after traveling almost 24 hrs , reached newzeland , wellington ! On my way to the hotel. :) wanna sleeeeppp!'
Image: Bipasha Basu
Madhuri Dixit, who was busy shooting for Filmfare magazine over the weekend, tweeted, 'Mumbai is getting warmer. Shooting for Filmfare today. Thanks for all the compliments for JDJ! Love to you all:-)
Salman Khan was busy shooting over the weekend too, for his film Bodyguard. He tweeted, 'Shooting shooting n more shooting.'
Dev Anand is busy arranging the premiere of Hum Dono Rangeen, an old classic re-released. 'Busy in my premiere arrangements of HUM DONO RANGEEN on 3rd Feb 2011 at cinemax versova Mumbai'
Amitabh Bachchan was very busy too. 'Up at 7 after going to bed at 3 .. at shoot ... groggy, tired, jet lagged, disoriented ... but oriented enough when the camera rolls. Its not so much the desire of commitment .. its the love of my profession that pushes you ..!! Shifted location now to studio .. Was in the National Park in the morning .. beautiful quiet early morning dew .. loads of monkeys swinging about watching shoot ! Ha,' he tweeted.
Image: Madhuri Dixit
But she is doing better now. 'Hello friends!!4 days of bed rest n painkillers..my back is better 2day!What has really helped heal me is all d TLC u sent my way!Love u 2:)' she tweeted.
Koena Mitra tweeted about her illness: 'I am unwell since afternn n hv a grt shoot tomo. Calin it a nite. Wl share pictures wid yall. Yall tc. Much luv. K<3'
Image: Sushmita Sen
Bipasha Basu announced her latest crush on James Franco, as she tweeted, '2night I wnt 2 watch 127! James Franco is replacing Brad Pitt in my life!Tremendous actor n truly a Gorgeous man!My dream is 2 meet him:)'
Mallika Sherawat gave some love advice to her fans on how to propose. She tweeted, 'yes! plan it out, be romantic, surprise her in a way she'll never forget. put ur heart into it'
Image: Mallika Sherawat