MUMBAI: Congressman Rahul Gandhi's "jaadu ki jhappi" moment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in parliament sparked mixed reactions from the Indian Film Association, who praised the "theatrical" one or two comments.
The filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan tweeted:
No wonder the Indian theater audience is declining. We are no match for the performances of the Parliament.
– ANANTH N MAHADEVAN (@ananthmahadevan) 1532143405000
Gandhi surprised the Lok Sabha on Friday when he bitterly criticized the BJP-led government during the no-confidence motion went over and embraced a reluctant mode. Last but not least, he winked at Modi as well – reminiscent of the Twitter world of actress Priya Prakash Warrier, who became a "national trend" with her mischievous smile and winked in a song from Malayalam's movie "Oru Adaar Love".
#RahulGandhi wink! To wink! Hug! Hug! Nudge! Nudge! More #jadukijhappi please
– Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) 1532085087000
Embrace of the Decade! What a jappi, Rahul! I hope it works Jaadu on receiver. Who's coming to the Hug Fest next? Just sh … https://t.co/vtYYkBUoKN
– Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) 1532084882000
Dissatisfied spokesman Sumitra Mahajan pointed out that the Code of Conduct within the House did not endorse Gandhi's behavior, Some Bollywood -Coments questioned what was strange.
Filmmaker Vinod Kapri tweeted:
Embracing and spreading love is against the spirit of the norms of parliament? Surprised !!! https://t.co/rFRoVOoT
– Vinod Kapri (@vinodkapri) 1532076544000
Composer Vishal Dadlani wrote:
What is childish about a hug? It was kind of cute. BJP should accept it with grace and maybe send some love … https://t.co/M3VmswUz9h
– VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) 1532085700000
The commercial filmmaker Ram Subramanian said the problem with the Hug be that it was a "compulsion" and sent "the wrong message".
The problem with the hug that Rahul Modi gave is a forced one. Sends the wrong message. But yeah, you're right … … https://t.co/xPv4gmrSZW
– Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) 1532097190000
Actor Ranvir Shorey was also not happy with Gandhi's hug with modes ,
ROFL! I just want #India needs. Another privileged and entitled villain who spends "jaadu ki jhappis" when he is cornered. #NoConfidenceMotion
– र anvi र_ ड ho र e य_ (@RanvirShorey) 1532075972000
Shorey was also annoyed at how the media, which mistrusted Gandhi's embrace, "did not blame him for to turn Parliament into a theater ". ,
Parliament: The only place to hug people is to have no confidence. #BharatBananaHai #lulz
– Anvi र_ ड ho र e य_ (@RanvirShorey) 1532093044000
For TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor, known for watching some of the most dramatic shows on the Indian small screen, "Hug it out New, sort it out "after Gandhi's appearance.
Hug it out is the new sorting
– Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) 1532155597000
Actor Rajkummar Rao thought that July 20 could be officially made "Hug Day".
Today is officially "hug day".
– Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) 1532079317000
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