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Thank you for inspiring: Bollywood to Daniel Day-Lewis

Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman on Tuesday confirmed the news in a statement cited by Variety magazine, without giving a reason for the decision.

bollywood Updated: Jun 21, 2017 17:23 IST
Daniel Day Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for his role in Lincoln at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.
Daniel Day Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for his role in Lincoln at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.

A string of Bollywood personalities like Rajkummar Rao, Hansal Mehta and Nimrat Kaur have expressed gratitude to Hollywood actor and three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who announced his retirement from movies, for inspiring them.

Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman on Tuesday confirmed the news in a statement cited by Variety magazine, without giving a reason for the decision. “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment,” the spokesperson said.

Here’s what Bollywood celebrities had to say:

Hansal Mehta: We’re privileged to be in a generation that produced a genius like Daniel Day-Lewis. My favourites- My Left Foot and In The Name of The Father.

Rajkummar Rao: No man. When the God of acting decides to quit. Thank you for inspiring me Sir. You’ll be missed.

Nimrat Kaur: In awe and sad in equal parts reading this. Daniel Day-Lewis yet again walks the road less travelled. Artist extraordinaire. Legend. Respect.

Vishal Dadlani: One of the best! Sad that we won’t get to watch him again. Then again, he never was part of the machine.