Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur feels Osama bin Laden will remain a “mythical dark force” for the US, while others in Bollywood like Ram Gopal Varma, Anurag Basu and Anupam Kher hailed the news of the Al Qaeda leader’s death in a US strike in Pakistan.
Many Indian film celebrities took to social networking site Twitter after US President Obama announced the killing of the world’s most wanted terrorist. Here’s what some celebrities had to say:
Shekhar Kapur: Osama became the mythical dark force that the US rallied against. It no longer matters that he is/was dead or alive.
Mahesh Bhatt: While you ‘rightfully’ celebrate the killing of Osama bin Laden, who will hang the other terrorist George ‘Butcher’ Bush.
Ram Gopal Varma: Whatever the future of terrorism is after the death of Osama I am right now so very very very happy for America..3000 CHEERS!!!
Anupam Kher: Kudos to America’s intelligence and security forces for operation Bin Laden. It is important to pursue goals and then achieve them.
Kunal Kohli: The US does a covert operation in Pakistan, with their support and gets Osama, why can’t we get the Mumbai serial blast and 26/11 masterminds?
Anurag Basu: Bin Laden’s demise marks the beginning of the end of terrorism at a time when democracy is spreading throughout the Middle East.
Gul Panag: So finally after a decade, 9/11 has been avenged. The process having killed and maimed countless civilians. All to get one man.
Rahul Bose: Am hoping a sense of balance is maintained in the US at the Osama news. Closure is good, revenge isn’t.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Since Osama Bin Laden is dead, now may the World Rest in Peace (R.I.P).
Ranvir Shorey: May this begin an era of truth, peace and justice in the sub-continent. Oh, yes, and prosperity too, Pakistan.
Minissha Lamba: Osama is dead. Second term guaranteed for Obama. Trust Americans to steal the world’s attention away from the royal wedding. Interesting timing.
Pooja Bhatt: Refuse to celebrate Osama’s death. Next we’ll all be screaming ‘throw him to the lions’ on a daily basis! Lust for blood is perverse.
Vishal Dadlani: Inevitably, someone in the terror business will rise to fill Osama’s shoes, and have a point to prove. We should be scared, and prepared.
Celina Jaitley: Terror leader Osama bin laden is killed…if only Bin Laden used his mind for peace and love that Islam actually teaches.
Dino Morea: Strange feeling Osama still lurking somewhere, and planning something bigger.