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Karan Johar calls election result 'blockbuster of the year'

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 16, 2014
First Published: 10:31 IST(16/5/2014) | Last Updated: 14:44 IST(16/5/2014)

Vote counting has begun and a few victories have also been announced. Going by intial trends, BJP-led NDA is in for a landslide victory. 

Bollywood, which has been strongly divided into pro and anti-Modi groups, came out to either offer congratulations or brickbats to BJP's PM candidate. For everyone who said Bollywood was divided into camps, there's proof here.

Karan Johar called the BJP win "the blockbuster of the year.   

Rajinikanth also congratulated Modi on Twitter.


Lata Mangeshkar, who had courted controversy earlier by openly supporting Modi, also congratulated the PM designate.


Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, who is often seen with the Gandhi siblings, also talked about the "solid mandate" in his tweet.


Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma tweeted, "R I P Gandhi dynasty Born as Nehru 1947 Died as Rahul 2014."

Actor Rajat Kapoor questioned the two films releasing today -- Godzilla and The Expose.


Actor and BJP candidate Hema Malini shared her happiness on Twitter: "Modi wave is for real! BJP getting huge majority! Leading all over India!"



Shekhar Kapur tweeted, "Finally a stable Govt at centre in India not mired in coalition politics? If so, a huge opportunity for @narendramodi 2 deliver promises." The filmmaker added, "End of era of feudal politics. Dynastic politics. A new India. A new opportunity. A new future. Let' it not go waste @narendramodi congrats."



Actor Anupam Kher, whose wife Kirron Kher has won from Chandigarh on BJP ticket, wrote on Twitter, "Achche Din Aa Gaye. Jai Ho.:)"



Actor Dhanush, best known for his role in Raanjhana, tweeted, "Change is here :) magic has happened"



Singer Asha Bhonsle took to Twitter to congratulate BJP and the prime ministerial candiate Narendra Modi: "Congratulations to the BJP and sincere best wishes to Shri Narendra Modiji our next Prime Minister. Jai Hind"



Director Madhur Bhandarkar wrote on Twitter, "The Wave has hit the shore! A young, sensible & vibrant India gives its verdict! Heartiest congratulations to @narendramodi & his team."

AAP supporters and Bollywood musician Vishal Dadlani wrote on Twitter, "So, Modi is clearly the voice of the Indian people. One hopes for good governance, that serves the country. Good luck to him, BJP and us."



Rang De Basanti-fame actor Siddharth was jubilant. He wrote, "Goodbye dynasty. Hopefully for good this time.#gandhibaat."



Actor Preity Zinta tweeted, "Heart is beating crazy as I watch election results on TV. Every Indian has spoken & I'm Happy2 see that this will be a stable & solid Govt."



Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor tweeted, "Politics of entitlement comes to an end.. Bharat mata ki jai."

Actor Chitrangada Singh wrote on Twitter, "So today we stand MODI-FIED !!! :) now lets have it cominggg :) nation awaits ..."



Actor Raveena Tandon also took to Twitter to express her happiness over the intial trends. She wrote, "And bring on the fireworks and sweets ! The results are speaking!"

Actor Soha Ali Khan is simply happy that the results will finally be out on Friday, putting an end to the dirtiest election fight ever in the country. She tweeted, "Looking forward to the end of months of mud-slinging and sloganeering - time for actions to speak louder than words."




Mahesh Bhatt also tweeted about the results without actually saying anything in black and white.



Author Shobha De tweeted, "BJP's sweep is not just a tidal wave, but a ferocious tsunami that has drowned the rest. The real challenge begins now."



Filmmaker Milap Zaveri tweeted, "Hahaha "@Trendulkar: Wait. Aam Aadmi Party got more slaps than seats? Historic."



Actor and avid Modi supporters Vivek Oberoi wrote on Twitter, "A new era dawns! People have voted unanimously for @narendramodi 's vision of a new india -United,progressive,inclusive,global &fearless!"



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