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Bollywood pays tribute to Bob Christo

Last updated on: March 21, 2011 17:38 IST

Image: Abhishek Bachchan

Twitter is a busy world, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day.

Australian actor Bob Christo, who played a baddie in more than 200 Bollywood films, died on Sunday evening from a heart attack.

Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: 'Just heard some really sad news that Bob Christo passed away. Shocked! He was a very sweet and gentle man. Remember spending a lot of time with him as a child on my fathers sets. Great memories of him. R.I.P '

Aftab Shivdasani also expressed his grief. 'Heard the sad news of actor Bob Christo passing away of the few actors from the west who made a mark in hindi cinema..R.I.P.' he tweeted.

Meanwhile, jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali tweeted: 'Recd some sad news today. Actor Bob Christo who worked in my dads film Abdullah passed away in Bangalore 2day after a massive heart attack. May his soul RIP. Have too many childhood memories with him.'

RIP Navin Nischol

Image: Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood also mourned at the demise of well-known actor Navin Nischol who passed away on Saturday morning after a heart attack.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: 'Sad news ! Navin Nischol passes away ! So sudden and young ! My senior and colleague in several films ! Prayers for his soul !! Navin and some common friends including Dabboo Kapoor driving to Pune for Holi .. has heart attack on road .. passed away ! Shocked.'

Director Kunal Kohli also shared his experience: 'I had some wonderful conversations with Navinji, he'd share stories of his past.I'd be transported to that era with his anecdotes. At the evening of ones life,one just wants to share his experiences.I'm fortunate I spent a few evenings with Navinji just listening to him.'

Shekhar Kapur who is related Navin tweeted: 'Sad news of passing away of actor Navin Nischol, father to my nieces Nomita and Natasha.'

Dia Mirza expressed her grief: 'Actor Navin Nischol played my father in Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein... Saddened by the news of his demise... RIP'

Madhur Bhandarkar also tweeted his condolences. 'Sad to hear bout th demise of Navin Nischol. Very good actor & a gr8 human being. The industry will miss him. May his soul rest in peace.'

Navroze Mubarak from Bollywood

Image: Boman Irani
On the occasion of Navroze the Parsi New Year, Bollywood stars tweeted their wishes.

Boman Irani tweeted: 'Today my community celebrates 'Navroz' or New Year. It is spring equinox day. Like to share it with you all. Navroze Mubarak!!!!!'

Dia Mirza, on the other hand, has many Parsi friends. 'Navroze Mubarak! Some of my best friends in the world are Parsi. And they truly are the most spirited!' she wrote.

Aftab Shivdasani also tweeted his wishes. 'also Mrng all, here's wishing all of u Navroze Mubarak :) let's hope the festivities bring joy to our lives amidst so many unfortunate incidents. Navroze mubarak is happy parsi new year :)'

How Bollywood celebrated Holi

Image: Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor spent her Holi watching the perfect summer flick, The Great Gatsby. 'Watched the great gatsby with my bff shehla last night and had a fun sleep over,literature,cinema clinteastwood and chocolate. Best night ever,' she tweeted.

Bipasha Basu, on the other hand, enjoyed the delicacies. 'Holi is also an excuse fr drunk men misbehaving with women! I hve seen ppl n children ruthlessly attacking elderly ppl n animals with balloons which hurt pretty bad!How cn it be fun?I dnt understand! Happy Holi!Enjoy d festivities 2day bt also b very careful!Colors r not safe n the practice of throwing balloons on strangers is not fun! So guys fr me I love the food part on Holi!The Gujiyas rock!Rest all I stay away from!Love to All!' she posted.

Whereas Lara Dutta Bhupathi started her day with playing Holi. 'Starting off by playing a little Holi with my nieces then off 2 be shot by my fav photographer Farookh chhotia!Little work,little play! :-)' she wrote.

Shabana Azmi, who is famous for her colourful celebrations, couldn't party. 'No Holi at JK this year bcoz of mums surgery, Tanvi shooting outdoors, me in DC, Javed in chennai. Pity' she tweeted.