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Oscar love in Bollywood

After the Oscars were aired live in India yesterday, Bollywood’s Twitterati immediately took to the Internet to shout their approval for the winners. Director-producer Karan Johar, who was ecstatic that The Iron Lady lead star Meryl Streep took home the award for Best Actress.

bollywood Updated: Feb 28, 2012 13:59 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
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After the Oscars were aired live in India yesterday, Bollywood’s Twitterati immediately took to the Internet to shout their approval for the winners. Director-producer Karan Johar, who was ecstatic that The Iron Lady lead star Meryl Streep took home the award for Best Actress, tweeted, “Am thrilled to bits that Meryl Streep won. She, for me, is the best thing celluloid has ever witnessed.” He went on to add, “I remember being in the same room as Meryl at the Golden Globes in 2009, my only star-struck moment ever.”

Singer Jay Sean professed admiration for presenter Tom Hanks, saying, “Watching the Oscars, Tom is one of my favourite actors.”

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, along with commenting on the red carpet arrivals who caught his eye, was all smiles when The Artist bagged most of the top awards. He tweeted, “Super awards. The Artist it is.”

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar joined in the praise, saying, “Excited to see winners — A Separation (Best Foreign Film), Jean Dujardin (Best Actor) and the acting goddess Meryl Streep (Best Actress).”

The famous Oscar red carpet didn’t slip actor Minissha Lamba’s attention. She tweeted, “The best dressed tonight at the Oscars is Jennifer Lopez,” adding, “Why does Angelina Jo look so painfully emaciated? Wish she’d get back to sinful fullness in Original Sin (2001).”

On a completely different note, Abhishek Bachchan began comparing Hollywood’s top awards night to Indian ceremonies, saying, “Interesting to read the media comparing the Oscars to our Indian awards. Most seem to think that we need to improve and raise our standards, but wait a minute. Aren't most of our awards run and held by media houses? Take the initiative.”