Chandrayaan 2: Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Prabhas congratulate ISRO on successful launch
Mumbai: Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan have congratulated space agency ISRO for the successful launch of its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2.
India on Monday successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 onboard its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the Sriharikota spaceport to explore the unchartered south pole of the moon by landing a rover.
Shah Rukh, who essayed the role of a NASA project manager in 2004 film Swades, took to Twitter to laud ISRO for its achievement.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 22, 2019
Filmmaker Karan Johar said he is proud that the mission is spearheaded by two women — Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal.
Each one of us is lucky to be alive to witness this historic occasion! #Chandrayaan2 is the first mission by #ISRO which is headed by two women - #MuthyvaVanitha and #RituKaridhal. Women are indeed taking over the world... and beyond #GirlPower Congratulations team @isro!🇮🇳 — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 22, 2019
Oscar-nominated Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur replied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's congratulatory tweet saying he is proud of ISRO scientist.
Sir, I was 12 when I wrote in my school magazine ‘I dream of being an Astronaut’ Today young Indians can make that dream a reality. @narendramodi #CHANDRAYAAN2 So proud of our scientists !! And the spirit of India https://t.co/lkANWFxcBT
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 22, 2019
The three stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1, that successfully placed the Chandrayaan-2 in the Earth orbit, is dubbed as Baahubali for its ability to carry heavy payloads. The team of the blockbuster Baahubali franchise — director SS Rajamouli and star Prabhas —said they are proud the films share the same name as the rocket.
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Hello Darlings! It is a proud day for all of us Indians as ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 took flight today. It is a further honor for the entire Baahubali Team with the rocket being regarded as #Baahubali for its magnum opus scale, years of hardwork in the making & first of its kind capacity to carry tonnes. 🙌🏻 More Power to India 🇮🇳
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— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) July 22, 2019
Mission Mangal cast, including Taapsee Pannu and Sharman Joshi, also gave a shout out to Indian science community.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 22, 2019
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) July 22, 2019
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 22, 2019
Calling the ISRO team "real superheroes", Sharman said, "Namumkin ko phir mumkin kiya hai @isro ne (ISRO has again made the impossible possible). My heartfelt congratulations to the real superheroes who taught us, the sky is not the limit! #Chandrayaan2."
— Sharman Joshi (@TheSharmanJoshi) July 22, 2019
Screenwriter-lyricist Varun Grover said it is a "good day for science."
— वरुण (@varungrover) July 22, 2019
Actor Yami Gautam tweeted it is a proud moment for every India.
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) July 22, 2019
Ranganathan Madhavan wrote on the microblogging site,
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 22, 2019
Updated Date: Jul 22, 2019 18:08:29 IST