A simple tweet from Amitabh Bachchan that read “ZNMD is a triumph of spirit and male bonding… and Farhan and Abhay are just so impressive… natural, composed and effortless” resulted in an absolute furore on social networking website Twitter.
Seconds after the tweet, Hrithik fans started bashing the legendary actor. One of the harshest tweets read “Y u ignoring Hrithik? Is it cuz Karan’s Agneepath went 2 him n not 2 ur good 4 nothing son Abhishek? Hrithik rocked in ZNMD” to which Bachchan replied “I messaged him (Hrithik) personally and he acknowledged too .. not all goes on twitter ..”
Even Javed Akhtar, who has credited for the lyrics and poems in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, said “@SrBachchan, Great that you liked Abhay & Farhan but I am sure that Hritik’s omission was just a slip. Who can deny that he was outstanding”
Bachchan replied saying “HR (Hrithik Roshan) ko personally message kiya tha Javed sahab .. HR, Honey (Irani), aur Zoya (Akhtar) ko .. Hrithik ka jawab aaya .. Honey aur Zoya ka nahin”
After several angry tweets from Hrithik fans, the actor himself had to tweet to calm his fans down “Shocked to see some lovable souls trying to show love by misunderstanding n disrespecting another. Whatever the situation, we need to go towards peace! Not war. Received this last nite right after d show from amit uncle – Hrithik !!Well done!!Saw ZNMD You looked godly and were so composed and natural.. Love.”
Later Bachchan too posted Hrithik’s response to his SMS “THANK YOU amit uncle !! Was my toughest role … but learning !! Thank u so so much !!! Love and respect always !!! – HRITHIK”
To Bachchan’s credit he did credit the actor on his blog “Farhan and Abhay Deol were a delight to watch and of course Hritik moved like a dream .. ”
Anyway, we guess all’s well that ends well.