Chandrayaan 2: Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Prabhas congratulate ISRO on successful launch
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.
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
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