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'Supreme Court verdict on gay sex is unfair!'

December 11, 2013 17:49 IST

'Supreme Court verdict on gay sex is unfair!'

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.

Several Bollywood celebrities turned to Twitter to express their disappointment over Supreme Court’s verdict to criminalise gay sex. Here’s what they said:

Anushka Sharma: ‘So disappointed with the SC verdict. Freedom is such a deceptive term . Rights are an ambiguous mystery #scrap377’

Sudhir Mishra: ‘All d political parties need to state their stand on d decision declaring gay consensual sex illegal. The decision declaring gay consensual sex illegal betrays a primitive Victorian mind It is certainly not INDIAN. In fact anything that impinges on fundamental human rights or freedom of speech or implies d imposition of one set of beliefs is NOT INDIAN. Let me reiterate. Being anti gay is a feudal British Victorian attitude. It has no basis in ancient Indian thought.’

Pritish Nandy: ‘Thank you Supreme Court. Now please ban ALL red lights and screaming sirens. Kill the VIP culture once and for all. And O yes, Supreme Court make EVERYBODY wait in line and go through security checks in the airport. India does not need VIPs. Those who we elect are supposed to serve us. Once they get elected, they behave as if we are their servants.’

Celina Jaitly: ‘I cannot believe SC's decision .. I have been in shock since it came ..such a contradiction of democracy ..’

Shruti Seth: ‘So while the world is trying to legalise gay marriage here's what we're doing as a nation. Such a disgrace!!’

Reema Kagti: ‘Love n support to all the people who woke up this morning to d news that they r criminals again. The Supreme Court verdict ABSOLUTELY SUCKS.’

Rangita Nandy: ‘Unbelievable. And so bloody unfair. Such a shame our democracy has become. On the one hand #AAP shows us that there is still hope for us. On the other is this #IPC377 slapdown.’

Ranvir Shorey: ‘Don't expect any better when you have lawmakers with self serving, medieval, khap mentalities. #India #scrap377’

Madhur Bhandarkar: ‘Just when we thought we r looking into d future, comes a judgement that treats us like we r in d stone age. The disappointment is justified.’

Hansal Mehta: ‘Does India not have a single gay judge? Or does being gay mean that you can only be unfairly judged? #Sec377 #SC #fail’

Kalki Koechlin: ‘SC job is to uphold the right and freedom of every individual, not to decide what is culturally acceptable or not. In this case they failed.’

Richa Chadda: ‘The Supreme Court criminalises love, again. Sad day.’

Anupam Kher: ‘We obviously don’t believe in EQUAL Rights even in the Times when we send Mangalyaan to Mars.:)’

Rahul Bose: ‘In Dubai and feel so far away from the debate on the judgement on #Section377 #sadday’

Poonam Pandey: ‘How is making love to somebody you love consensualy against the law. What business does the government have in our bedrooms as long as the fundamental rights of others are not encroached upon?’


Image: Anushka Sharma
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Mia Farrow cancels her trip to India

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Disappointed by Supreme Court’s verdict on homosexuality, Hollywood actress Mia Farrow has decided not to come to India anytime soon.


‘Very dark day for freedom and human rights as Indian Supreme Court rules to criminalize homosexuality. Canceled trip to India. My wife and I would not feel welcome there,’ the 68-year-old actress tweeted.

Farrow, who is an ex-wife of Frank Sinatra and Woody Allen, was soon flooded with queries. To which, she added: ‘Well- when I have a wife- we won't be going to India.’

Mia is also known for her extensive humanitarian work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.


Image: Mia Farrow
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

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Bipasha Basu wants Sangram to win Bigg Boss 7!

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Actress Bipasha Basu took to Twitter to support Sangram Singh who is currently inside the Bigg Boss house.

She tweeted,  ‘The most deserving winner of biggboss 7 should be Sangram. Decent guy with no nonsense attitude.’

Justifying her choice, Basu added: ‘It's just my opinion. Like ppl to b a lil respectful by nature even under difficult and uncomfortable circumstances. So everybody is entitled to support someone in a game.Let the best person win:)’

Meanwhile, Sangram's girlfriend Payal Rohtagi is worried for him. ‘Couldnt sleep well last night. Was wondering how Sangram must be. Out in Cold, surviving eggs, kachra,etc. Kinda really mean na. What say?’ Payal tweeted.


Image: Bipasha Basu
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Kunal Kapoor on the sets of Kaun Kitney Paani Mein

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Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda, who made films like I Am Kalam and Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid, has started shooting for his next film Kaun Kitney Paani Mein in Orissa. 

Actor Kunal Kapoor shared a picture from the sets and tweeted: ‘Long freezing night. Song and dance. Shooting in Odisha for Nila Madhab's 'kaun kitney paani mein'’ 

The film, also starring Gulshan Grover and Saurabh Shukla and deals around water access and sanitation issues.


Image: Kunaal Kapoor
Photographs: Kunaal Kapoor/Twitter

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Amitabh Bachchan quality time with Aaradhya

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Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently shooting for Bhootnath Returns, looks forward to spending time with his granddaughter Aaradhya every day after work. 

‘A quiet relative day at work for 'Bhoothnath Returns' .. but the joy later being, the time available for the 'little one',’ the 71-year-old actor tweeted.

‘Stopped by on the road and bought some large balloons for Aaradhya ! Squeals and screams of excitement as they bounce about ! Ectasy,’ he added.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor on Koffee With Karan

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Aashiqui 2 stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor recently shot for an episode of Koffee With Karan.

Host Karan Johar shared a picture of them together and tweeted: ‘Aashiqui in the Koffee house!!! Aditya Roy Kapur and Shradha Kapoor.’ 


Image: Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor
Photographs: Karan Johar/Twitter

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