NEW DELHI: PV Sindhu not just won a silver medal and assured entry to finals in Rio Olympics but the shuttler has also won millions of Indian hearts with her remarkable performance. While the nation is buzzing with her praises, the Twitter too erupts with joy.
From B-Town’s King Khan to Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra to Madhuri Dixit-Nene, everyone overwhelmed with her achievement, took to social media to express their regards for the 21-year-old badminton player.
“Sakshi….Sindhu…. Dono ko Salaam!,” tweeted Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood Mr. Perfectionist in a post wrote, “Way to go Sindhu! Congratulations! You have made India proud!!! All the very best for the finals. Love.a.”
Proclaiming the girl power, Global icon Priyanka Chopra tweeted, “#PVSindhu & #AditiAshok were amazing at the Rio Olympics . Congratulations and yaaay – #GoINDIA #GirlPower.”
Congratulating the young achiever, Madhuri Dixit-Nene said, “Another medal assured #Rio2016. Congrats #PVSindhu …Go for gold Madhuri Dixit-Nene.”
In another tweet, SS Rajamouli said, “PV SINDHU!!!! What aggression…The way she dominated her opponant is something we longed to see in indian sports. You made india proud.”
“#PVsindhu ….more power to girl power!!!! #Rio2016,” added Karan Johar.
Ritesh Deshmukh, in a tweet said, “#PVSindhu & #AditiAshok shine at the Rio Olympics – prayers & best wishes with them – #GoINDIA Riteish Deshmukh.”
Acting doyen Paresh Rawal, hailed the Sindhu in his qown razzing way and wrote, “After watching #PVSindhu ‘s badminton match, I started watching this wrestling match…which later turned out be Arnab’s Newshour.”
Gauhar Khan expressing regret over not being able to witness the game, wrote, “Sooooo proud… Of #PVSindhu I have followed all her matches, missed the most important one. But soooooo proud..#”
While most of the B-town celebrities and television actors congratulated the young achiever, some also associated their wishes with Shodha De’s earlier comment and condemned her.
The writer in a controversial comment, couple of days back said, “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.”
Taking troll on her, music composer Vishal Dadlani in a shooting reply said, “We’re giving Ms. De too much importance. #Sakshi, #PVSindhu have already replied, far better than we can. Talk about winners, not losers!”
In a veiled but apparent attack on De, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “#PVSindhu .. aap ‘khaali haath’ nahein, medal leke wapas aa rahein hain .. aur hum aapke saath ‘selfie’ nikalne chahate hain !! Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many ‘naysayers’ .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA! #PVSindhu …aapne ‘bolne walon’ ki bolti bund kar di .. karm bolta hai aur wo kabhi kabhi ‘kalam’ ko bhi hara deta hai ! BADHAI !!”