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Delhi blast angers Bollywood

Last updated on: September 7, 2011 16:41 IST

Delhi blast angers Bollywood

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The bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court this morning sparked strong reactions from Twitterati, including Bollywood celebs.

Sonam Kapoor tweeted: 'Just heard about the bomb blasts in the high court in delhi. How sad that terrorism has become rampant in our country. My prayers with the victims. Ppl who spread terror are the scum of the earth.'

Shahid Kapoor criticised the attacks: 'Sad sad sad. Unacceptable. terrorists are the worst of all living things ....... We need to deal with them extremely strongly. A prayer for all those innocent lives lost.'

Dia Mirza wrote: 'Enough. God Please.'
 
Karan Johar prayed for the victims: 'Thoughts and prayers for the families and loved ones of the delhi blast victims.'

Boman Irani tweeted: 'This cannot become a way of life.'

Raima Sen tweeted: 'Just got to know about the blast in delhi..anguished and angry at this cruel act.'

Anupam Kher urged the home minister to 'wake up': 'Wake up Mr. Home Minister. Please Protect the citizens of this country. Innocent and ordinary lives are equally important.'

Ameesha Patel wrote: 'Pathetic state of affairs.corrupt politicians in tihar n bomb blasts in our capital. Ther was more law n order when we were ruled by England. Loss of innocent lives n injuries.loss of money n reputation 2 our country. Govt doesn't care cos they know citozens hav no option but to deal with it n bounce bak to daily life as if nothing happened. Sickening.'


Image: Sonam Kapoor

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Malegaon Ka Superrman dies at 28

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The lead actor of Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra's yet-unreleased film Malegaon Ka Superrman Shaikh Shafique passed away this morning at the age of 28.

'Superman of Malegaon just died this morning after we left him.. after his premiere..RIP,' Anurag tweeted.

Shafique was suffering from throat cancer. The makers of the film had arranged a special premiere of the film so that the actor could attend.

Anurag, who attended the premiere, tweeted: 'he attended the premiere.. he was on oxygen..we talked to him.'

The filmmaker was impressed with Malegaon's love and dedication to films. 'Malegaon is one helluva film crazy place. A pop of 12lacs, with 10 screens and 15 video theatres. they celebrate every filmstar's b'day. In Malegaon they made there first film in 1965 which was confiscated by the cops b'coz they had no idea that it had to be censored. There first local official release was Malegaon Ke Sholay made for 50,000 which made 2,00,000. Malegaon has it's own Dharmendra, Gabbbar, Salman, Aamir and Spiderman. Main business of the town is Powerlooms, they are the largest suppliers of Lungi's this side of india, they work through the day & watch films. Cinema is their only source of entertainment. For the first time in my life i was tempted to make a mainstream masala film. Just for Malegaon,' he wrote.


Image: A Malegaon Ka Superrman movie poster (inset) Anurag Kashyap

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Amitabh gears up for Hollywood debut

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Amitabh Bachchan will be making his Hollywood debut with The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire. This will be Bachchan's first 3D film.

Bachchan will play Meyer Wolfsheim, a man with a dark past, who helps DiCaprio's character make money when he first comes to New York after the First World War.

The $ 125 million film is being adapted on the big screen in 3D by Baz Luhrmann, the man behind films like Moulan Rouge and Australia. It has been adapted from F Scott Fitzgerald's novel, which begins soon after the First World War and depicts the 'roaring 1920s' of America through the ill-fated love story of Jay Gatsby, who turns bootlegger to win the heart of his lady love, a superficial society woman married to a rich man.

While DiCaprio plays the title character, Carey Mulligan essays the role of Daisy Buchanan, his lover. Maguire plays Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story.

Meanwhile, Amitabh tweeted about his Tanishq ad with wife Jaya. 'Jaya and I just coming back from Tanishq ad., shoot .. The second one .. An enjoyable day with Jaya on set of the Tanishq ad., .trying to keep the glory of the last one going ..should be aired before Diwali,' he tweeted.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan

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Festive fervour

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Stars are celebrating Ganapti with full zest.

Rishi Kapoor visited Nitin Mukesh's house on Ganesh Chathurti. 'Mintoo chintoo and nitoo. Chintu uncle visited us for Ganesh chathurthi. :)' Neil tweeted with a picture (left).

Madhur Bhandarkar paid a visit to Lalbaug. 'Just had the Divine Darshan of LALBAUGCHA RAJA.Ganpati Bappa Morya.check d pic,' he wrote with a picture.

Minissha Lamba went to the Siddhivinayak temple. 'Feels great to be back home...landed and went straight to Siddhivinayak temple for morning aarti.. Divine!! Finally it is home sweet home!' she tweeted.


Image: Rishi Kapoor with Nitin Mukesh and his grandson

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Tweet pix

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Raveena Tandon tweeted a picture of Shah Rukh and her from his Eid party (left) while Ayesha Takia shared a picture of her with her mom.


Image: Raveena Tandon and Shah Rukh Khan

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