Bollywood celebrities including Rishi Kapoor, Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Randeep Hooda, Anupam Kher and Adnan Sami cheered for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he attended the Howdy Modi event in Houston
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 50,000 people from the Indian-American community on Sunday evening at the mega event, 'Howdy, Modi,' scores of Bollywood celebrities gave a shout-out to the PM.
Salman Khan hailed the event and tweeted, "Way to go PM Modi and Prez Trump for a great association between the 2 nations. . . Narendra Modi and Donald Trump." Impressed by PM Modi's speech, ace filmmaker Karan Johar took to Twitter and wrote, "Proud moment for India and fellow Indians across the globe. What an inspiring and solid address by @narendramodi. @POTUS also in awe as crowd cheers for the Indian prime minister."
Vivek Oberoi hailed the Prime Minister for his efforts to make every Indian on his twitter handle. "Triumph over Trump! Our hearts swell with pride and are won, once again! Statesmanship at its best. A big thank you to @narendramodi ji for making us all extremely proud to be an Indian. We had all only imagined this, you turned it into reality. Jai Hind," he wrote.
Calling the event as a historical one, another filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar congratulated PM Modi in his post on Twitter.
"What a spectacular and historical moment to watch two of the world leaders and heads of the two biggest democracy Shri. @narendramodi and @realDonaldTrump on one stage. Hope to see stronger ties between the two nations in future," he wrote.
Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher resonated the same in his recent tweet. As the audience of over 50,000 showed their excitement by chanting “Howdy Houston! How’s the josh”..High Sir!”, the 64-year old actor incorporated the verve in his tweet. “Houston mein Josh Kamaal ka hai!!! #HowdyModi Zindabad,” he tweeted. In a series of tweets, he wrote, “Everything about #HowdyModi was SPECTACULAR. Never have I seen such bonding between two countries. Reaction & cheering of the crowd of 50000 Indians in Houston was emotional & historical. And Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji!! You are a real ROCKSTAR. Bravo. Jai Ho!”
Actor Rishi Kapoor, who has just returned to India after being stationed in the US for his cancer treatment, cheered for both the leaders on Twitter. “#howdymodi “Go Modi” - “Go Trump” - Houston, US. Proud of our being. Proud of the community. Proud of India,” he wrote.
Actor Randeep Hooda also tweeted, “Proud to be an #Indian all over again .. #IndiansAroundTheWorld are a great contributing community to all countries they adopt as home. #HowdyModi.”
Singer Adnan Sami, who gave up his Pakistani citizenship to settle down in India, also hailed the Prime Minister on Twitter. He wrote in a cryptic tweet, “This is called the ultimate. F*** You” moment! #RockStar #ProudMoment #HowdyModi #ModiInHouston #POTUS.”
The community summit, the first of its scale, was held at the NRG Stadium in Houston in honour of Modi, who is currently in the United States on a week-long official trip to address the UN General Assembly, amongst other important engagements.
(Inputs from ANI)
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Last Updated Sep 23, 2019, 11:06 AM IST