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Javed Akhtar: Kolaveri Di is an insult to sensibility

Last updated on: December 6, 2011 17:40 IST

Javed Akhtar: Kolaveri Di is an insult to sensibility

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Tamil actor Dhanush's song Kolevari Di might have taken the web world by storm. But that didn't impress lyricist Javed Akhtar. 

'"KOLAVARI-D". Every one is praising the robes but the emporer is naked. Tune ordinary ,singing substandard. words an insult to sensibility,' he tweeted.

He responded to a follower's answer: 'What kind of logic is this even if all my songs are trash, meaningless, unbearable how does that make this Kolaveri D good.'

The noted lyricist has received a lot of flak for his remarks. 'its a barrage of comments about my comment on KOLA...some are calling me jealous, even abusing me, others praising me for belling the cat,' he tweeted about the various responses to his tweet.


Image: Javed Akhtar
Photographs: Rediff Archives

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Bollywood congratulates Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

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Bollywood stars congratulated Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao who became the proud parents of a baby boy on December 1.

Ajay Devgn wrote: 'Big congrats to Aamir an Kiran on their new adddition. Baby timings r gonna b something 2 look forward 2! Blessings to the lil one.'

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani saw the boy. He tweeted: 'Just saw Kiran & Aamir's Cutie Pie... Congratulations mommy and daddy on your new bundle of joy...Lots of love.'

Kunal Kohli wrote: 'Congrats Aamir and Kiran. Lots of love to you and your lil baby boy. So so happy for all 3 of you.'

Shobhaa De is certain that he's inherited Aamir's acting genes. 'Congratulations Aamir Khan nd Kiran Rao!Proud parents to baby boy.Watch out Bollywood heroes, here's competition! Khan Jr. genetically blessed,' she tweeted.


Image: Ajay Devgn


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Rihanna's a bad influence on Bollywood?

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Priyanka Chopra, who is busy working on her debut album, seems to be taking after eccentric attitude of American popstars with a vengeance. 

The actress took everyone by surprise when she retweeted American popstar Rihanna's tweet. She tweeted: 'RT @rihanna F**k I look like ho? I look like yes and ya look like no.'

Amitabh Bachchan quickly replied: '@priyankachopra @rihanna Priyanka !!!??? 4 letter word !!???? From you ???'

Explaining the tweet, Priyanka wrote: 'sir retweet tha.... Haaaaw! don't naaaa...(blush blush)@SrBachchan'

However, Amitabh who was caught in a similar situation told that he learnt from his experience. '@priyankachopra Arre, retweet bhi padha jaata hai ..mujhse poocho, main bhugat chuka hoon !! But chill .. love to you and take care !!' he wrote.

Chopra immediately realized that she made a mistake. 'pheeeewwww! Ok sir! Sabak seekh liya.. Bhaad mein jaaye Rihanna aur uske tweets! Love u 2 and have a good day @SrBachchan,' she tweeted.

She even promised fans that she will be a good girl from now on. 'Alright guys.imma b a good girl now and quietly go to work.teeheehee..think I shud shuttup for a bit.. Haha!have a brilliant day loves!' she added.


Image: Priyanka Chopra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Dhanush's new Kolaveri rockstar

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As a tribute to the makers of;Kolavari Di, singer Sonu Nigam's four year old son Naveen sang a 'Milk worry' version of the song.

Touched by the gesture, Dhanush Raja tweeted: 'Oh my god I'm in love with Nevaan nigam s version of Kolaveri. Great idea Sonu nigam ji. It's very touching and endearing. Hi 5 nevaan. God bless'

Sonu Nigam wrote back: 'Thank u @dhanushkraja ji.. He so loved the song that we thought we should do this for him..And now he thinks you'll meet him :) More Power!'

Not just that, Dhanush now wants to make a video with him. '@sonuniigaam he is a Rockstar ji. Would love to meet him and also make a video with him. I know he will steal d show. Still .. God bless,' he wrote.


Image: Sonu Nigaam's son sings Kolaveri Di


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What's keeping these actors busy?

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Shruti Haasan has started shooting for Gabbar Singh. 'Had a superb first day on the sets of gabbar singh!amazing to keep learning and excited for tomorrow! :)' she tweeted.

Tusshar Kapoor is back on the sets of Chaar Din Ki Chandni. 'Feels great to be back shooting with my 'Chaar Din ki Chandni' family and now in Mumbai! The climax with all the action comedy is tiring!!' he updated.

Priyanka Chopra has a hectic schedule chalked out too. 'So..Doin craazy two shifts..Sleepin only 4 hrs..but whats life if it ain't crazy Yaaal! Krrish3 yesterday..barfee today..Dubai for don2 Tom,' she wrote.

While Parineeti Chopra is excited about her first film. '4 days to go for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl!!! so so so so excited :D have you guys checked out all the promos?? YouTube is your friend!' she tweeted.


Image: Shruti Haasan


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