'Shah Rukh Khan is one of the best fathers I know'
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.
A day after Shah Rukh Khan tried to clear his stand after his fight with the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) security at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium, the MCA officials have rubbished his version of the fracas and banned him for five years from entering the stadium.
However, the film industry came out in full support of King Khan. Here's what they tweeted:
Karan Johar tweeted: 'Srk is one of the best fathers i know....and protective about every child...he was being just that....a protective parent!!! Why blame a man who was just reacting as a father....who wouldnt have done the same in his place???'
Film writer Mushtaq Sheikh wrote: 'Somebody physically pushed Suhana for playing! Any parent would have done what @iamsrk did! Why wouldnt he be angry? If a parent stands up for his child...how does it become hooliganism? Can the press explain what's all this negative reportage on @iamsrk ?'
Fitness expert Deanne Panday, whose son was among the children with SRK that night, tweeted: 'My son was there with Srk & other kids,@iamsrk did the right thing by protecting our babies,why doesn't the media/officers see that,so angry.'
Director Sujoy Ghosh feels that he was being very decent. 'read about the SRK incident. I think @iamsrk was very decent about the whole thing. I'd have ripped their heads off if it was my daughter,' he updated.
Vishal Dadlani tweeted: 'Straight up. Touch my family, I destroy you. No question.'
Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali also supported him. 'Amused how quick to judge ppl become when there is a celebrity involved. Guess u really arent famous until u have someone who runs u down. How easily ppl forget that celebrities are real ppl that feel just like the rest of us. & will react like a commoner when provoked @iamsrk,' she wrote.
Anurag Basu tweeted: 'Srk's behavior is completely justified ,I'd have smashed their heads if it was my daughter.'
Celina Jaitly tweeted: 'Speaking even as a new mother of twins When it comes to ones children a parent will go to any length to protect them ,srk is a good dad . When it comes to my children i would go to any lengths to protect them , he was being a dad at that moment ..are stars not human ?'
Ronit Roy wrote: 'I've got first hand reports of the fracas with @iamsrk. His daughter was touched and shoved. He protected. Well done Dad!! MCA guard didn't recognize @iamsrk?What? He didn't recognise the king Khan?He didn't recognise a team owner.He's on the wrong planet dude!! BEWARE!!DON'T BULLY OUR DAUGHTERS!!If it was my daughter I'd hv been booked for half murder!! Chudiyan nahin peheni hain humne! GO @iamsrk.'
Image: Shah Rukh Khan
Photographs: Ritam Banerjee-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images
Sameera Reddy: Aishwarya is a mother first
Another heated topic of discussion has been Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's weight post-pregnancy, as the actress gets ready to make her appearance at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.
Sameera Reddy defended Ash by tweeting: 'such fuss over Aishwarya Rai's post baby weight!i think its sad! the pressures of the celeb! she is a mother first! lets respect that!'
Dhobi Ghat actress Monica Dogra wrote: 'There's gotta be more happening out there than Aishwarya's baby weight and Shahrukh slapping someone. Someone please rescue the news.'
Image: Sameera Reddy
Photographs: Rediff Archive
Rajya Sabha approves Copyright Amendment Bill
Amidst all the controversies, there is also some good news.
The Rajya Sabha has finally approved the Copyright Amendment Bill on Thursday, which seeks to eradicate operational troubles and concentrate on newer issues related to the digital world and worldwide web.
Cheering the decision, Shabana Azmi tweeted: 'Hurrah copyright amendment bill passed in Rajya Sabha Javeds historic moment 2 give lyricists composers 12 percent of their rightful share.'
Singer Sonu Nigam congratulated Javed Akhtar who had been lobbying hard for the Bill over the past two years. 'Copyright act passed by the Rajyasabha.. For not just the composers and lyrics writer but singers too. Congratulations. Kudos @Javedakhtarjadu,' he wrote.
Classical singer Shubha Mudgal wrote: 'Historic Copyright Bill passed in Rajya Sabha today. But Times Now busy talking of SRK shenanigans. Not a word on the Bill :('
Singer Kailash Kher also welcomed the bill and tweeted: 'Copyright is and will be defined in real now in our country, congratulations to all intellectual Property owners, finally you are protected.'
Image: Shabana Azmi
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
WATCH: Hunter song from Gangs Of Wasseypur
Anurag Kashyap shared the song Hunter, featuring Manoj Bajpai and Reema Sen from his upcoming film Gangs Of Wasseypur on Twitter.
Directed and produced by Kashyap, the movie is based on backdrop of coal mafia and its relation with politicians in Uttar Pradesh.
The cast includes Bajpai, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda in the lead roles and the music is composed by Sneha Khanwalkar.
Image: Hunter song from Gangs Of Wasseypur
First look: Ajay-Abhishek in Bol Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a guest role in the film shared the first look, and tweeted: 'The First Look Poster of 'Bol Bachchan'
The film is directed by Rohit Shetty and is expected to release on July 6.
Image: Movie poster of Bol Bachchan