Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Sridevi hailed Indiaâ€™s historic Mars mission.
Amitabh Bachchan, the don of Bollywood, said the feat was great as the entire mission was commissioned on a budget less than a Hollywood film.
“Mangalyaan… Bharat Mata ki Jai! Historic! Only country to have succeeded in first attempt, on budget less than Hollywood film… Our scientists have achieved what others could not… Badhai, Pyaar, Sneh, Abhinandan, aur Jai jai kaar! MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission),” Bachchan, 71, posted on twitter.
Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar said, “Namaskar. It is a very proud day for all Indians. Our scientists at ISRO have shown a miracle. India’s spacecraft has successfully reached the orbit around Mars. I congratulate all the scientists and I salute their hardwork and dedication. Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.â€
â€˜Holidayâ€™ star Akshay Kumar said it was a great news to begin his morning with. “Woke up to the great news of Mangalyaan, the cheapest Mars mission ever! What a great achievement. Congrats ISRO #ProudIndian.”
‘English Vinglish’ actress Sridevi also tweeted her happiness on the success of ‘Mangalyaan’. “I congratulate India and ISRO on the successful mission to Mars. Mangalyaan #MissionMars #MarsMission,” Sridevi said.
Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is awaiting the release of his next ‘Haider’, said, “‘Mangalyaan’ reaches Mars on first attempt. Big respect. #proudindian.”
‘Kai Po Che’ filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, said, “Mangal mangal..#Mangalyaan.. Massive achievement for #ISRO Jai hind!”
“Congratulations ISRO. This is how we do it,” singer Sunidhi Chauhan tweeted.