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Amitabh Bachchan: Save water! Play a dry Holi

Last updated on: March 20, 2013 17:57 IST

Amitabh Bachchan: Save water! Play a dry Holi

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.

The drought situation in Maharashtra has become a serious issue and with the Holi festival round the corner, Bollywood stars have expressed their concerns and urged their fans to save water. Here's what they tweeted:

Riteish Deshmukh:
 'The drought situation in Maharashtra is extremely serious this year. Need of the hour is to save water. This holi say NO 2 water. this holi we can be sensible n sensitive. I Pledge My Support #SaveWater'

Amitabh Bachchan: 'Water shortage in Maharashtra ... and its only March. What will happen in Summer ? Save water ! Play a dry Holi !!'

Payal Rohatgi: 'dry holi is the mantra for This Holi. Please follow it guys. Its water shortage. We need to Save Water. Period'

Rohit Roy: 'Holi ke rang.. Zee tv ke sang.. Par bina paani ke.. Save water, save lives.. Yours included.'


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Amitabh Bachchan congratulates National Award winners

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Amitabh Bachchan is happy with this year's National Award winners as it includes many of his favourite people from the film fraternity.  

He tweeted: 'Proud and happy with the National Awards announced for those that I have greatly admired.. Irrfan, Parineeti, Anu, Shoojit, Sujoy...

'The list of those personally known and admired is long : Tigmanshu, Prasoon,Shanker, Bedabrata, RituParno, Nawazuddin .. the National Award winners :Parineeti, Sujoy, Shoojit, Irrfan, Vikram.. among the others mentioned earlier..filled with pride !!' he added.

He also sent a hand-written letter to the winners. 'came home to a hand written note from my hero.. the perks of winning an award:)' director Sujoy Ghosh tweeted with a picture

Image: Irrfan Khan and Mahie Gill in Paan Singh Tomar

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Apoorva Lakhia's birthday gift to Ram Charan Teja

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Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia has decided to launch the trailer of his film Toofan, the Telugu remake of 1973 Hindi film Zanjeerstarring Ram Charan Teja on his birthday on March 27.

'Planning a big launch for the teaser and trailer of Thoofan on Charan's birthday in hyd. Cutting, snipping, BG score, grading. Full power,' Lakhia tweeted.

'Hindi trailer/teaser of #Zanjeer will follow two days after the release of thoofan,' he added.

The film also stars Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj, Srihari and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles.



Image: Ram Charan Teja in Zanjeer

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Sonakshi's ad and Sanjay Dutt's Policegiri

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Sonakshi Sinha is currently in Bangkok, shooting an advertisement. 'Leaving my bullet raja team for a bit to shoot an ad in bangkok. Will be back soooooon! Taking off, see u on the other side!' she updated.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt is busy shooting for Policegiri. 'It's late in the night. Have an early morning shoot for policegiri. Good night and big Jaadu ki jhappi to all my lovely fans,' he updated.

Madhuri Dixit, who is busy shooting for Dedh Ishqiya in Lucknow, is enjoying the local cuisine. 'Enjoying food from all over Lucknow . Unbelievable delicacies. Didn't know this set is full of foodies!!' she tweeted.



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Bollywood stars head to Durban

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Several Bollywood stars are headed to Durban for the SAIFTA (South Africa India Film and Television Awards), held on March 22.

Farah Khan, who recently arrived there with husband Shirish Kunder, shared a
picture of her with Geeta Kapur and wrote: 'Finally met my child @geetakapur in durban,after months!! Our 'pose' whch v do in every city v hav ever bn 2 2gether!' 

Actress Richa Chadda is also headed there. 'I am off to Durban tomorrow... Looking forward to SAIFTA curtain raiser,' she updated.

Singer Hard Kaur wrote: 'Beautiful Durban....the countdown begins to SAIFTA'

Mallika Sherawat shared a picture (above) and tweeted: 'Love warm sunny days like this'


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