It's a big political fight over the Uttarakhand disaster, with the Congress and BJP playing blame game on Twitter. It began with I&B minister Manish Tewari slamming the Leaders of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley for not visiting Uttarakhand. A furious Swaraj responded by saying the only reason BJP leaders didn't go to the state was because they were told by the Home Minister that it would hamper rescue efforts. The twitter fight only got more furious with Congress leader Ajay Maken jumping into the fray by taunting BJP about the claim that 15,000 Gujaratis were rescued by Narendra Modi.
Here are other people who took to Twitter to fight their battles.
The latest to join the tweet-war wagon are Sunny Leone and the infamous Kamaal R Khan. According to reports, Leone tweeted that rape was actually surprise sex, a comment that was re-tweeted as well. While the actual comment is wiped off, Leone strongly denied tweeting it and said the tweet was actually attributed to her by KRK, who was a liar. KRK's account mirrors his displeasure with tweets like "Dear @sunnyleone first you unblock me n then tell me what m I lying? I have read your statement in a news paper I said tat on twitter." Also, "I request to all women organizations, Shivsena n MNS to protest against Sunny Leone n throw her out of country to save Indian culture", he added. The actress has also filed a complaint against Khan with the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell. Looks like Sunny's in a war too hot to handle!
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After ridiculing SRK about 'Ra.One' on Twitter, Shirish Kunder unleashed his rage against another big star on the site. This time around, his target was none other than Akshay Kumar, who he felt abandoned the promotions of his film 'Joker'. Shirish Kunder tweeted, "A true leader takes responsibility for his team and leads them through thick and thin. Never abandons them and runs away.” He later deleted the tweet to avoid any controversy.
Twitterati saw actress Ayesha Takia Azmi and Kingfisher scion Sidharth Mallya in a twitter war. The actress tweeted, "The worst airline, Kingfisher!!!shockingly baddddddddddd airport staff behavior at Delhi airport with my sister.". Retorting to this, Sidharth tweeted, "Been getting tweets about Ayesha Takia & KFA. Not too sure who she is, an actor of some sorts?? But it seems something has upset her."
Shahid Kapoor and Taran Adarsh were caught lashing it out on Twitter after the latter criticized his last release, 'Mausam'. Shahid tweeted, "Waise bhi aajkal kuchh logon ke adarsh buri tarha gir chuke hain." The critic responded by re-tweeting, "Was shocked that he used such words on a public platform."
Respected authors Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen exchanged heated words on Twitter when the latter suggested that Rushdie is begging for followers. The 'Satanic Verses' author was quick to retort, "Somewhere in the distance I hear the envious miaow of #Taslima-Nasreen being catty about me. Tut, tut, Taslima. #Shame #Lajja,"
The two filmmakers have hurled a volley of abuses at each other and their films on the platform. From Ramu saying that Johar's 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' was the scariest film he ever saw, to Johar retorting that Varma's sense of humour was 'amazing' but never showed up in his films, this duel shows no signs of ending!
Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor and columnist Shobha De locked horns when the columnist criticized Sonam's movie 'I Hate Luv Storys'. Sonam retweeted a nasty remark made by the movie's director (and rumoured beau!) Punit Malhotra, who said, "Guys pls don't take Shobhaa De seriously. She's a fossil who's getting no action and going through menopause. So just for her...(sic)". Sonam later apologized for her remark.
Former IPL boss Lalit Modi and MP Shashi Tharoor slugged it out on Twitter, when Modi tweeted about the dubious dealing with the management of the Kochi Tuskers IPL team. Even though Tharoor denied these claims, he responded coldly to Modi's allegations. We guess cricket isn't such a gentlemen's game after all!
When director Anurag Kashyap's brother Abhinav was asked to step down as director of the sequel to 'Dabangg', he lashed out at Salman and Arbaaz Khan. Anurag tweeted, "Salman Khan thinks he made my brother's life. Hope he does the same for Arbaaz when he does Dabangg 2." Arbaaz Khan retorted saying, "Instead of GRATITUDE some people show ATTITUDE". Anurag quickly deleted the post from his account, saying that he was drunk when he had sent it out.
Big B lashed out at senior journalist Rajeev Masand who called Akshay Kumar, a 'jackass' in his tweets. Even though Masand hadn't said a thing about Bachchan himself, the actor struck up a conversation with Barkha Dutt about the caliber of journalists who use such term. This prompted Rajeev to explain to the actor about why he'd used the term for Akki.
A verbal duel took place between cricketer Shane Warne and RCA secretary Sanjay Dixit on the site, after Warned criticized pitch conditions that were the responsibility of the Rajasthan Cricket Association. This did not go down well with Dixit, who replied to Warne, asking for evidence and even lodged an official complaint against him with the BCCI. The matter was eventually brushed under the carpet.
Two top actresses can't be friends. Take Piggy Chops and Bips, for example, who chose to snub each other when attending a party for Rocky S. The two actresses uploaded individual pictures of themselves partying with the designer with no mention of the other, even though they had rubbed shoulders all evening!
When Ameesha and Bipasha turned up wearing the same dress at the IIFA awards this year, the two couldn't help venting out on Twitter. While Bips said that she'd now stick to deciding her outfit at the last minute, Ameesha retorted, "Fortunately, I don't need to copy anyone. I know u all r upset at some nasty n unrequired comments made by another actor. But don't b upset. I'm really unaffected."