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Stars condemn Russia's ban on Bhagwad Gita

Last updated on: December 20, 2011 17:30 IST

Image: Sonam Kapoor
Photographs: Sabastien Calvet

In the wake of an uproar over a case in a Russian court seeking ban on Bhagwad Gita, Bollywood stars tweeted their shock.

Sonam Kapoor and Javed Akhtar tweeted: 'Banning Gita ? Have they lost their minds. this great book of wisdom belongs not only to Hindus but to the whole humanity.'

Singer Kailash Kher asked Javed Akhtar: 'who is banning this? Javed saab,, is this the same Gita which Indian Judiciary make people take oath? It's really funny.'

Shreyas Talpade feels that the ban won't undermine the importance of the holy book. 'Why r v fighting in LS over banning of gita in russia?? Does this ban, in any way, undermine or reduce the importance of the text???" he wrote.

Don gets its own version of flash mob!

Image: Video of Don flash mob

Farhan Akhtar shared the video of a flash mob in Delhi, motivated by his upcoming film Don 2. 'Check this out.. Flash mob at Ambience mall does 'zaraa dil ko thaam lo'!! Classic!' he tweeted with the video (above).

Priyanka Chopra tweeted: 'How cool is this!"

Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan was in full praise for the film. '@FarOutAkhtar dude!! DON2 looking fantastic! U've taken the finesse to another level!! Inspiring as always! Love luck n respect. Always. Cheers!' he wrote.

Karan Johar chimed in: 'Hearing the most amazing things about DON 2...@FarOutAkhtar @iamsrk!!! I hear its phenomenal!!!! Dying to see it!!!'

Lara Dutta is looking forward to the release. '3 days to DON 2!:-) . Happy the year is ending on that note! Its going to be a fabulous christmas week! Compliments of the season to all!!' she wrote.

Amitabh breaks his silence on endorsing Gujarat

Image: Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, who received flak for promoting Gujurat under Narendra Modi's supremacy, finally broke his silence. The actor informed how his campaign Khushboo Gujarat Ki boosted tourism in the state.

He tweeted: 'My efforts for the Gujarat Tourism reap a successful harvest ... many apprehensions and criticisms later this. You will be glad to know that Gujarat Tourism won the prestigious annual TAAI award for 'India's Best Tourism Dept Amongst All States for Year 2011' from Union Tourism Minister Subhodh Kant Sahai in Mumbai on saturday. Gujarat scored over other nominees Kerala and MP for this annual award. Gujarat tourism growth is 14 percent, twice that of national growth rate. This has been possible because of our campaign ' Khushboo Gujarat Ki'. Your contribution to the success story, is immense. Many thanks to you.'

In the meantime, he invited Ranbir Kapoor for a dinner date. 'With Ranbir Kapoor telling him his dinner date with me is still on .. to wish him for Rockstar,' he wrote with the picture (above).

Bollywood to have its own Walk of Fame

Image: Salman Khan getting his handprint done

Be it bringing Shah Rukh and Salman Khan under one roof during his birthday or his wedding plans with Genelia D'Souza, Riteish Deshmukh has become one newsmaker.

The actor is all set to make an avenue in Bandra that will be similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with star handprints embedded on the sidewalk.

The project is called Legends Walk and Riteish defines it as a dream come true. 'A dream turing into a reality for me -LEGEND'S WALK. coming soon at Bandra MUMBAI,' he tweeted.

National heritage status to Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor's home in Pakistan

Image: Dilip Kumar
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who joined Twitter recently, is slowly getting used to the social networking site.

The actor clicked a picture of himself from his mobile phone and tweeted: 'Sitting on the terrace, read all your messages on this phone screen. Learning to use this.'

He has also blogged about his ancestral home in Pakistan. The Pakistan government will give national heritage status to his home and Raj Kapoor's home in Peshawar.