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Big B joins Twiterrati in mocking Shobha De after Sindhu scripts history in Rio

Updated: Aug 18, 2016 23:03 IST      
Big B joins Twiterrati in mocking Shobha De after Sindhu scripts history in Rio

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Joining Twitter in mocking celebrity writer Shobha De who had said that Indian Olympians at Rio were doing nothing but takes selfies, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday lauded Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu for assuring India of at least a silver medal in the ongoing Olympics and said that he wanted to take a selfie with the champion.

"Aap "khaali haath" nahein, medal leke wapas aa rahein hain .. aur hum aapke saath 'selfie' nikalne chahate hain !! (you have not come back empty handed but with a medal and I want to take a selfie with you)," he said in a series of tweets.

"Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many 'naysayers' .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA!," Bachchan added.

In a veiled yet apparent attack on De, the superstar said that Sindhu had given a crisp response to those who had been ranting against India's medal run in the Olympics.

"aapne 'bolne walon' ki bolti bund kar di .. karm bolta hai aur wo kabhi kabhi 'kalam' ko bhi hara deta hai ! BADHAI !! You have silenced the critis. Action speaks louder than words and sometimes they even defeat the pen! Congratulations," he said in another tweet.

Earlier today, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag took a dig at Shobha De, right after wrestler Sakshi Malik won the bronze medal.

His parody account @virendrsehwag tweeted, "#SakshiMalik ke gale me medal kitna "Sobha De" raha hai na", which absolutely won the Internet over. The tweet went viral on social media with close to 5,000 retweets at the time of writing, and the tweet being hailed as the best response to De ever.

Sehwag himself retweeted the post in his witty manner, "Bilkul , isliye Shobha Na De aise kaam nahi karne chahiye" he tweeted.

De came under national fire after her controversial tweet saying, "Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity." (ANI)

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