New Delhi: Some political camaraderie, some condolences and a dash of loving philosophy — here’s how Twitter partly spent Thursday.
‘Rajnigandha’ (1974) and ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1964) fame veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away today. From West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to actor Shabana Azmi, fans and admirers paid their respects.
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar remembers that Chatterjee was the first person he worked with, while actor Shabana Azmi reminisced about her long and meaningful association with him.
My 1st job as an assistant director was with Basu Chatterjee for a Bengali tv serial shot in CR park, New Delhi.. May his soul Rest In Peace.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) June 4, 2020
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 4, 2020
Saddened at the demise of legendary film director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee. He gave us gems like ‘Chhoti Si Baat’, ‘Chitchor’, ‘Rajanigandha’, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, ‘Rajni’ among others. Condolences to his family, friends, fans & the entire film fraternity
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 4, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear about Basu Chatterjee’s passing away.A prolific filmaker, he was the pioneer of what came to be regarded as middle of the road cinema. I was fortunate to have done 3 lovely films with him Swami Apne Paraye and Jeena Yahan. All lifelike characters .RIP pic.twitter.com/tAN5vaTZiY
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) June 4, 2020
Here’s something we don’t see often: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray thanks his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for the show of solidarity
— Office of Uddhav Thackeray (@OfficeofUT) June 3, 2020
Congress leader Jignesh Mevani holds up the mirror to India on protests.
In USA, even UK, New Zealand & other countries, many thousands of people are protesting police brutality. In “worlds largest democracy” India, our peaceful protesters are being brutalised in the prisons now! #SabYaadRakhaJaega #ReleaseAllPoliticalPrisoners #FreeAntiCAAProtesters
— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) June 3, 2020
Product manager Rahul Fernandes noticed something interesting during Arnab Goswami’s interview with Amit Shah on Republic TV.
I'm surprised they have Amit Shah's name on screen only five times pic.twitter.com/vJosUEwKMe
— Rahul Fernandes (@newspaperwallah) June 4, 2020
Now, solve this mathematical equation by INC Chhattisgarh.
— INC Chhattisgarh (@INCChhattisgarh) June 3, 2020
Activist Umar Khalid, who has been named by the Delhi Crime Branch as a conspirator in the Delhi riots, thanks actor Abhay Deol for his support.
— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) June 3, 2020
‘Mrs Funnybones’ Twinkle Khanna gets all lovey-dovey about a crow and Cyclone Nisarga.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) June 3, 2020
Industrialist Ratan Tata really feels for the elephant in Kerala who was killed after she consumed a pineapple filled with crackers.
— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) June 3, 2020
Here’s how BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga feels about comedian Kunal Kamra’s roasting abilities.
Don't defame Roast word
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) June 3, 2020
Words of wisdom shared by author and historian William Dalrymple in context of protests in the US against George Floyd’s killing.
— William Dalrymple (@DalrympleWill) June 3, 2020
For US President Donald Trump, tear gas, riot gear and pepper spray are not enough. He wants MORE….
Get tough police! https://t.co/nsaZYrJe9c
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020
(With inputs from Shubhangi Misra)