'Slapping Minister Pawar is no way to protest'
There were mixed reactions in the film industry on the assault by Harvinder Singh on NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Here's what they tweeted:
Payal Rohatgi tweeted: 'Am happy sharad pawar got slapped. Are u?'
Shirish Kunder wrote: 'India's New Superhero : SlapMan. SlapMan reveals he slapped Sharad Pawar on his cheek only to make him symmetrical. I suggest makers of I Am Singh rope in Harvinder Singh for an Item Song. Sure Shot Hit!'
Lata Mangeshkar strongly condemned the attack. 'Namaskar. I am terribly disturbed today to see the assault on Shri Sharad Pawar. This is just not done! I have known Shri Pawar for decades now, very well, and I am deeply shocked & distressed to see all the visuals I saw on tv today, of him being assaulted. Sharad Pawar has contributed a lot to the development & modernisation of Maharashtra for decades now and is a very senior & respected leader in the polity of India. It is sad that somebody should assault him this way. The perpetrator did not even consider Pawar sahab's age & health. I am very saddened. My family & I strongly condemn this assault on Pawar sahib,' she wrote.
Shobhaa De, on the other hand, wants more slaps. ''Kissa Thappad Ka' goes viral and beats Dhanush's Kolaveri Di. Message is the same in both - Murderous Rage!Will Pawar turn the other cheek? Is it true that the thappad -giver, Harvinder Singh, is being wooed by Bollywood for a 'Singh is King' sequel? More slaps, please, we r desis!' she tweeted.
Ranvir Shorey wrote: 'To all the MPs condemning the slap: Why this Slap-a-Worry :Da!'
Vishal Dadlani updated: 'Violence against crooked politicians isn't the solution. Right thought-process, wrong method. TAKE THE POWER BACK!!'
Shabana Azmi tweeted: 'The assault on Sharad Pawar is to be condemned in the strongest terms possible. Is there no room for sane debate left?'
Shekhar Kapur criticized the attack as well: 'Slapping Minister Pawar is no way 2 protest, attacker needs 2 b in jail, bt silly of congress 2 blame BJP for incident.'
Farhan Akhtar tweeted: 'This sort of a self-gratifying vigilante act is the result of a citizen frustrated about his troubles not being recognised. The policy makers need to wake up. It is a symptom of how rotten things can get and how desperate people have become. It was an unjustified act of aggression and so is the demonstration of loyalty being shown on the streets.'
Image: Payal Rohatgi
Abhishek Bachchan gets back to work
Proud papa Abhishek Bachchan is back to work but is still thinking about his baby daughter.
'1st day back at work after Beti B. And so difficult to concentrate. Thoughts are monopolized by a certain little lady,' he tweeted.
Uday Chopra tossed him a question: 'braz! I'm gonna ask you a very Uday question on twitter...Who do you love more, Beti B or Ash?' he tweeted.
Abhishek wisely replied: 'brada! I love Beti B in Aishwarya's arms the most.'
Image: Abhishek Bachchan
Stars love Desi Boyz
Meanwhile, some members of the industry couldn't stop praising Desi Boyz.
Ameesha Patel tweeted: 'Just home from a private show of desi boyz..super funny n entertaining film. Grt job by first time director rohit dhawan'
Sidhartha Mallya loved Deepika Padukone in the film. 'Saw #DesiBoyz last night...lot of fun...Akshay, John rocked and Chitrangada and D Pizzle @deepikapadukone looked gorgeous as ever..Watch it!' he updated.
Minissha Lamba wished the team luck. 'Looking forward to @akshaykumar and John's release this week...Good luck @desiboyz_!!' she wrote.
Kunal Kohli tweeted: 'So proud of my brother Rohit Dhawan. What a film he's made. Desi Boyz is a mind blowing film. Make lotsa noise for the Desi Boyz !'
Anupam Kher loved being a part of the film. 'Good luck to Rohit Dhawan for his Debut Directorial Venture DESI BOYZ. May it be the biggest hit of 2011. Loved being part of the film.:)' he updated.
Image: Ameesha Patel
Why Minissha apologized to Sachin Tendulkar
As Sachin Tendulkar fell six short of the much-awaited century of centuries, many cricket lovers felt sad. Minissha, on behalf of everyone, apologized to Sachin for obsessing about his century.
Minissha Lamba tweeted: 'Dear @sachin_rt, I apologise 4 all d morons who r obsessing over d 100th ton.U hv done so much 2 make India super proud already!!'
Arjun Rampal, on the other hand, wished him luck: 'Oh no Sachin, damn, so close. Wish u that 100 asap.'
Farhan Akhtar felt sad. 'Sad about sachin getting out on 94 but the Aussie tour now has an added edge to it... And to get it there, will be priceless!!' he updated.
Mandira Bedi tweeted: 'It was a beautiful, fluent, sachin-esque 94. Let's be thank ful for those 94 runs!!'
Amitabh Bachchan was heartbroken. 'Correction : out on 94 !! Still heartbroken, but full of hope and conviction that he shall get there someday !!' he wrote.
Shirish Kunder tweeted: 'Sachin missed his ton. Sachin missed his ton. The second one was for Pawar whose ears are still ringing.'
Image: Minissha Lamba
Wedding bells for Shabbir Ahluwalia
Television actor Shabbir Ahluwalia, who made his Hindi movie debut with Shootout at Lokandwala, is tying the knot with Kanchi Kaul on November 27 at a private ceremony in Mumbai.
Director Ken Ghosh tweeted his wishes for the couple: 'Wedding Celebration of 2 of my poker friends begin!! All the best @kanchikaul and shabbir ahluwalia.'
Image: Shabbir Ahluwalia