What was Bollywood doing when India-Pakistan match was on? (Lead)

March 30th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Shilpa Shetty Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) As people escaped offices and cancelled appointments to be glued in front of their TV sets to witness the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal clash, let’s check out what the Bollywood brigade was doing as the mother of all matches was on.

Shahid Kapoor: “I am fullllllllllly riveted. No two ways about it.”

Sonakshi Sinha: “I am at home enjoying the match.”

Sushmita Sen: “Oh I am absolutely riveted!!”

Shabana Azmi: “We had a cricket party at home with crazy enthusiasts rooting for India to win. I was hovering around serving food because even the staff are cricket enthusiasts and I seemed to be the only one who didn’t understand the game. After much screaming and shouting and whistling, the party simmered down.”

Asin: “I am totally hooked to the match. Screaming my lungs, clapping cheering whistling. One Tapori I’v become J”

Shilpa Shetty: “I am in Dubai and I am glued to the match. I am sure even those who are not cricket crazy were glued.”

Raveena Tandon: “You’ll think I’m crazy. But I returned from Mohali when the match started. The return flight was otherwise at 1.30 a.m. And with the VVIP movement in air there would’ve been further delays. I had to shoot from 7 a.m. on Thursday till 2 in the night. I’d have been knackered. So I left my husband (Anil Thadani) at the stadium.”

Esha Deol: “Oh I am glued to the tv, sure that our boys would win. I think they did a fine job.”

Vipul Shah: “I am at Mohali in the stadium watching the game live”.

Arjun Rampal: “Yes, glued to the television.”

David Dhawan: “Not moving from my seat. Glued to the television.”

Boman Irani: “After a point, I was not that glued to the match and not oblivious to the world.”

Celina Jaitly: “I am not watching the game. I am busy with some work. However, I still feet very connected with the match since every contact on my Blackberry messenger is broadcasting hilarious updates.”

Sajid Khan: “I can’t move from my sofa.”

Farah Khan: “I am in Kolkata auditioning dancers for a reality show L”

Chitrangda Singh: “I wish I could have watched it. But my mum is going through a heart check-up. But I keep checking the scores.”

Urmila Matondkar: “I am absolutely riveted. What a match!”

Pooja Bedi: “I am overseeing my home’s renovation, filing insurance claims for my car, writing my column and playing popcorn mom to my kids’ friends who have come to watch the match. And I bit off my six nails when our 2nd, 3rd and 4th wickets fell rapidly. Multi-tasking match madness.”

Tusshar Kapoor: “Watching the match with my friends.”

Rishi Kapoor: “I am absolutely riveted.”

Ronit Roy: “I was shooting from 7 a.m. Wrapped up and rushed home to catch the second-half of the match.”

Minissha Lamba: “I am watching at home. I was supposed to be in Mohali. But didn’t get my air ticket in time.”

Dibakar Banerjee: “Glued to the match? No way! I am glued to my script, oblivious of the match.”

Aftab Shivdasani: “Ha ha, I am even blinking.”

Veena Malik: “Don’t even ask. I got my visa, my VIP pass and everything. But the channel for whom I’m doing a show, didn’t allow me to go to Mohali L”

Anurag Basu: “I am at Mohali for the match. Jai ho!”

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