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Two disasters, separated by more than two decades, are finding a voice in the outrage of two film fraternities. Only a little differently.

entertainment Updated: Jun 12, 2010 01:39 IST
Mayank Austen Soofi
Mayank Austen Soofi
Hindustan Times

Kevin CostnerTwo disasters, separated by more than two decades, are finding a voice in the outrage of two film fraternities. Only a little differently.

Concerned about the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which threatens the eco system on the US coast, actor Kevin Costner on Wednesday offered, in the US Congress, to provide oil-separating technology that “will allow rigs to resume operation and put people back to work.”

Filmmaker James Cameron, who shot underwater sequences in Titanic, offered the use of his deep-water exploration teams and equipment to stop the oil leak.

While Hollywood stars offer cinemascopic solutions to the oil spill, Bollywood stars are merely fuming through tweets over the delayed verdict in the Bhopal gas leak of 1984 that killed 15,000 people.

Prompted by US President Obama’s “whose ass to kick” comment on the oil spill, and angered by the Bhopal verdict, actress Gul Panag tweeted, “Dear President @BarackObama you’re looking to kick some one’s ass (vis BP spill). Please help us do the same (vis UC #Bhopal).”

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur angrily blogged, “This judgement proves that you could do anything in India and get away. Even kill thousands and thousands of people.” Actor Amitabh Bachchan posted, “15,000 dead and hundreds suffering the after-effects of the leak, and only two years in jail for the management?”

First Published: Jun 11, 2010 19:05 IST