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Bollywood biggies hail girl power at 2016 Rio Olympics

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 August 2016, 18:45 IST

The phenomenal performance by young Indian girls at Rio Olympics has led the entire Tinsel town enter their fan club and celebrate the girl power.

From Shehenshah Amitabh Bachchan to Badshah Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Karan Johar, Twitter is flooded with Bollywood celebs gushing over the achievements of shuttler PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, the first women to bring a medal in wrestling.

In a series of tweets Big-B hailed the girl power, "Treat not the woman's evolution by the mythic Adam's rib .. they are proving beyond it !!"

In another tweet he said, "#PVSindhu .. look what you did .. you had 1.25 billion people rooting for you !! That is no mean achievement ! Proud of you !

Golf Global icon PeeCee tweeted, "#PVSindhu & #AditiAshok were amazing at the Rio Olympics . Congratulations and yaaay - #GoINDIA #GirlPower."

Bollywood's Bhaijaan and India's Olympic contingent also took the opportunity to share his Rio excitement, "Saw d finals on tv with my mom and told her I hv a picture with Sindhu . Proud."

Farhan Akhtar in his comment, wrote, "Congratulations #PVSindhu .. so happy for you and your corner.. this silver medal is just the beginning.. Shine On!! #Olympics2016."

Commending her performance, Hrithik Roshan tweeted, "I was on the edge of my seat. What a game & what an athlete. PV Sindhu! You have won our hearts. #proud."

PV Sindhu won a thrilling game 80 minutes of grueling badminton battle against world no. 1 Carolina Marin 21-19 but the Spaniard roared back to win the next two 21-12, 21-15 to become the new Olympic women's badminton champion at Rio.

First published: 20 August 2016, 18:45 IST
 
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