Amitabh, Aamir congratulate Bindra for making India proud

August 12th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgan are all praise for Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra, who bagged India’s first individual gold medal at the Olympics. While Big B thanked Bindra for “making every Indian walk a little taller”, Ajay and Aamir have expressed their happiness on the ace shooter’s win.

Amitabh, who is currently in the US as part of his world concert Unforgettable, heard of the news while he was in Chicago after his performance there.

“As I stepped out of the venue, media from India informed me about our gold at the Olympics. The rousing reception at the show was incredible, but nothing will be able to top the glory that Abhinav Bindra has brought to the heart of every Indian,” Amitabh posted on his blog

He added: “We are so proud of you and so delighted to have made every Indian walk a little taller. Thank you Abhinav, and more glory and success to you.”

Bindra won the 10-metre Air Rifle competition at the ongoing sports extravaganza in Beijing.

Aamir said: “I was absolutely thrilled to see Bindra receiving the gold”. The actor also expressed his appreciation through his blog.

“I had goose bumps when India’s National Anthem began playing. What a moment! My congratulations to Bindra for his achievement. He has done India proud and given us all a moment to celebrate,” Aamir posted in his latest entry.

Ajay has kept his wishes short and sweet as he wrote: “I wish to congratulate Bindra for making Indians proud - Kudos Bindra - indeed you have hit a bull’s eye!”

Amitabh has also quoted a dear friend of his from Mumbai and said: “After almost a century and two billion births, an Indian wins his first individual gold at the Olympics.”

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