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'Fatwa against AR Rahman is so silly'

September 15, 2015 18:05 IST

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:

Mumbai-based Raza Academy has issued fatwa against music composer AR Rahman for working on Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's film on Prophet Muhammad. Several celebrities took to Twitter to support Rahman: 

Sonam Kapoor: @arrahman has the most amount of grace and humilty.. How beautifully put.

Shabana ‏Azmi: @arrahman i stand in solidarity with you. Raza Academy has no locus standi. They issued a fatwa against me too and i just ignored them.

Richa Chadha: So silly. Fatwa on @arrahman. Fools are abound globally.

Kabir Bedi: SUPPORT A R Rahman, facing a fatwa for his music in Iranian Majid Majidi's respectful "Muhammad: The Messenger of God". Jai ho, @arrahman!

Hansal Mehta: Must one even pay attention to dubious groups who issue irrational fatwas? @arrahman is protected by his devotion, his music and our love.

Image: A R Rahman. Photograph: Ganesh Balachandran


Madhur Bhandarkar: Calendar Girls is NOT anti-Pak

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's Calendar Girls is apparently facing trouble in Pakistan.

'We are told #CalendarGirls is facing problems for a release in Pakistan because of a dialogue the local distributors saw in the trailer. As somebody who's always tackled hard-hitting subjects sensitively, I earnestly request all distributors in Pak to kindly watch the film,' Madhur tweeted.

'I assure one & all that #CalendarGirls is NOT anti-Pak & WON'T hurt any sentiments. Sincerely pray Censor there watches & gives a go-ahead,' he added.

The film will release on September 25.


Happy birthday Kabir Khan!

Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who directed this year's blockbuster movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan, celebrates his birthday on September 15.

Thanking his well-wishers, he tweeted: 'Wow... Just saw Twitter! How sweet of all of u to make #HappyBirthdayKabirKhan trend!! Thank u so much. A most unusual gift. I'm truly humbled by this gesture from all of you.'


First look: Vir Das in 31st October

The first official poster of Shivaji Lotan Patil's upcoming film 31st October is out.

Soha Ali Khan, who stars in the film, shared it on Twitter and wrote: 'Devender Singh, a family man whose life took a terrifying turn during 1984 Sikh riots #31stOctober #CharacterPoster.'

The film, which also stars Vir Das, is set in the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. It will release on October 30.


Shah Rukh joins Instagram

Shah Rukh Khan is the latest Bollywood celebrity to join the Instagram bandwagon.

The 49-year-old actor, who is shooting for Rohit Shetty's Dilwale, wrote: 'Had forgotten my Instagram password, so that's y I could not upload...uh ok.'

He later posted a picture, above, and added: 'No one 'shaves'us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. 


When Akshay Kumar got ignored by a fan

Akshay Kumar was in for a surprise when he visited his wife Twinkle Khanna at a bookstore.

He posted a picture, above, and wrote: 'Ignored by a fan who wanted an autograph of @mrsfunnybones...happens when your wife is a bestselling author! #proud' 

Twinkle Khanna wrote back saying, 'At lunch today-but Mr K didn't have to eat humble pie, he is just being really humble.'

'Where the big star happily looks on at the little one that twinkles -sorry reposted -couldn't resist the poor pun :)' she added later.


On the sets of Sanam Re

Divya Khosla Kumar, who is shooting for Sanam Re in Alberta, shared a picture, above, and tweeted: 'As I shoot #SanamRe in #Alberta. In betwn the stress n hectic pace this cast of golden glow frm the eternal almighty.'

The film will star Pulkit Samrat, Urvashi Rautela and Rishi Kapoor.