'Reema Kagti is desperate to create a buzz'
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.
Verbal duels in Bollywood are not new but what's interesting is how microblogging website Twitter has emerged as a very effective platform for celebrities to retaliate.
During an awards show last year filmmaker Sanjay Gupta had slammed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, calling it a copy of a Hollywood film.
Reema Kagti, who co-wrote ZNMD along with friend and director Zoya Akhtar and is now coming out with her directorial venture Talaash, countered Gupta's allegations in a recent interview to an English daily and said that he shouldn't be the one talking about originality.
Consequently, Gupta turned to Twitter to retaliate.
'Poor Reema Kagti, is desperate to create buzz for her thanda film. If using my name helps, so be it. Ms. Kagti you've paid lakhs to the paper to publicize your film and yet its me they highlight. No highlights in your film to talk about?' he tweeted.
'Ms. Kagti why were you quiet at the time this controversy came out? Was it because you didn't want to hamper your award season?' he continued.
'Ms. Kagti if I've been inspired I have openly admitted and not hidden behind a curtain of fake originality,' he added.
'Ms. Kagti most of the films I've made have gotten 4 star ratings. But if not original I don't shamelessly lobby and clamor for awards. And finally, Ms. Kagti I am available whenever you ask to debate the originality of ZNMD on an open stage,' he added further.
Guess the ball is now in Ms Kagti's court.
Image: Sanjay Gupta and Reema Kagti
Tusshar Kapoor turns 36
Tusshar Kapoor, who is is currently shooting for Shootout At Wadala, turns 36 today, and his friends wished him on Twitter.
Amrita Arora: 'Wishing 1 of my dearest friends @tusshkapoor a vry happy b'day...wish him all the happiness.'
Manish Malhotra: 'Happy birthday @TusshKapoor :have a wonderful year :-)'
Tusshar, in turn, thanked everyone: 'Thank you everyone! Love you all! Not a birthday type of person but will make the most of it! Your enthusiasm has gotten me charged up too!'
Meanwhile, Shilpa Shetty is off to Bangkok with her family to celebrate her wedding anniversary. 'Hey Tweeto's in Bangkok 4 an ad shoot.@ViaanRajKundra 1st international trip. So much packing nearly carried whole house!!! phew!! Completing 3 years of marriage on the 22nd Nov so thght this wud be a nice break.Travelling out of the country after a year!! Feels so good!' she updated.
Image: Tusshar Kapoor
Stars pray for Patna stampede victims
Stars prayed for the victims of the stampede that occured at the bank of river Ganga in Patna during Chhath puja celebrations.
Neha Dhupia: 'Tragic to see an absolutely unnecessary loss of human life at the chhat pooja in bihar ! #prayers'
Manoj Bajpayee: 'I am so saddened to hear about the tragic deaths in patna.god pl be with the family who lost their near and dear ones!my condolences!'
Amitabh Bachchan: 'My wishes for Chhat Pooja to all ... however am deeply grieved to hear of the stampede in Patna for the Pooja and the deaths of many.'
Farhan Akhtar: 'Condolences to all who lost a loved one in the stampede in Patna. World leaders must intervene and find a solution. The deaths of innocent people cannot be treated as collateral damage anymore!!'
Image: Neha Dhupia