Bollywood lauds Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 29, 2016 13:31 IST
This is Leo’s first win in six attempts. (AFP)

Bollywood celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditi Rao Hydari lauded Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio for “finally” winning an Oscar at the 88th Academy awards. DiCaprio’s cold streak at the Oscars finally came to an end after 23 years as he won the best actor trophy for his role of a wounded fur trapper seeking revenge in The Revenant.

“... And all that can be said about @LeoDiCaprio winning is.. Finally!!!,” Akhtar posted on Twitter.

Sonakshi heaped praise on DiCaprio’s acceptance speech, where the 41-year-old actor discussed climate change and its impact on planet.

Actress Diana Penty tweeted, “FINALLY #LeonardoDiCaprio wins what he has long deserved. Woohoo!! #Oscars #2016 #TheRevenant @LeoDiCaprio.”

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“Finally! Wohooooo!!! @LeoDiCaprio #RevenantFarhan’s,” wrote Farhan’s Wazir co-star Aditi.

ABCD actor Lauren Gottlieb said, “5time nom #LeonardoDiCaprio wins. #AlejandroGonzalezInarritu wins 2yrs in a row.”

Hero star Athiya Shetty posted, “Finally. #LeonardoDiCaprio #Oscars.”

Quoting a line from his lengthy acceptance speech, Huma Qureshi said, “‘I’m not taking tonight for granted’ @LeoDiCaprio ... Andddd that’s how it’s done #Oscar2016 #finally #happyfangirl”

Her brother Saqib Saleem tweeted, “And finally he takes the Oscar home!@LeoDiCaprio well done!”

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