Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday paid tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who raised an army to fight the British and whose death in an air crash continues to be a mystery even after seven decades, on his birth anniversary.
“Today (Saturday) is freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Boseji’s 119th birth anniversary. I pay respect to his great majesty,” Lata posted on Twitter.
A former Congress president and once a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Bose’s reported death in a plane crash in Formosa, now Taiwan, in 1945 has remained a mystery. He was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha.
Apart from Lata, veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai and actress Gul Panag also paid tributes to Bose on the micro-blogging site.
Ghai tweeted: “My mother told me that my maternal grandfather – big fan of Subhash Chandra Bose – kept my name Subhash because I was born on January 24 morning. Since then I have been his fan too.”
Gul wrote: “Happy birthday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. May your ideals continue to inspire yet more generations to come. Salute! #JaiHind.”
Priyanka Chopra proud of ‘Jai Gangaajal’
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen as a police officer in the forthcoming film “Jai Gangaajal”, has thanked filmmaker Prakash Jha for giving her a chance to be a part of the action drama, which she feels “proud” of.
Priyanka, who is currently in Montreal, took to Twitter on Saturday to talk about “Jai Gangaajal”.
“Thank you @prakashjha27 for the support! Can’t wait to share #JaiGangaajal with the world. A film I’m proud of! Thank you for fighting to tell this story,” Priyanka tweeted.
“Jai Gangaajal”, a sequel to the 2003 film “Gangaajal”, will also feature Jha, Manav Kaul and Rahul Bhat.
The film will release on March 4.
‘Airlift’ showcases Akshay Kumar’s career best portrayal: KJo
Filmmaker Karan Johar has lauded Akshay Kumar’s new film “Airlift” calling it the actor’s “career best portrayal”.
Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, “Airlift” — based on the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the 1990 Iraq-Kuwait war — released on Friday.
“#airlift is a heartwarming film about the triumph of the human spirit!! @akshaykumar in his career best portrayal was the soul of the film,” Karan posted on Twitter on late Friday.
“So proud of my friends @madhubhojwani @monishaadvani @nikkhiladvani for making this special film! @niluferq for all her hard work! #airlift,” Karan added.
“Airlift” also stars Nimrat Kaur, Feryna Wazheir and Purab Kohli.