India's moon lander Vikram might have lost communication with the orbiter, but people have not lost hopes. Several Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to appreciate Isro's effort and show solidarity with them after the last stage snag.
Communication between Vikram and the orbiter got snapped as the former was only 2.1 km away from its designated landing spot on the moon's South Pole early on Saturday, throwing suspense over the fate of Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission.
Shah Rukh Khan lauded ISRO in a tweet. ''Sometimes we don’t land or arrive at the destination we want to. The important thing is we took off and had the Hope and Belief we can. Our current situation is never and not our final destination. That always comes in time and belief! Proud of #ISRO,'' the superstar wrote.
Akshay Kumar, who is in London to celebrate his birthday with family also appreciated ISRO's achievement. ''There’s no science without experiment...sometimes we succeed, sometimes we learn. Salute to the brilliant minds of @isro, we are proud and confident #Chandrayaan2 will make way for #Chandrayaan3 soon. We will rise again,'' he tweeted.
Amitabh Bachchan also shared a heart-warming picture along with the caption which read: ''Moon is 3,84,400 kms and we failed at 2.1 KM that's 0.0005463% of margin. Even this failure is a foundation for new beginnings. Even this failure has a taste of success in it. Kudos to our Scientists and ISRO''.
Taking to Twitter, actor R Madhavan posted a popular dialogue from his film 3 Idiots. "'ALL IS WELL...ALL IS WELL' with hand on my heart,'' he wrote.
''What ever it is .. it’s still History in the making,'' he tweeted encouraging ISRO scientists.
''More than 90% of the experiment is on the ORBITER which, gods grace , is safely in the Lunar orbit. That is still fully functional and therefore The mission still very successful. #ISRO."
Riteish Deshmukh, who is currently in San Francisco with wife Genelia D'Souza wrote, ''We shall over come!!!!! Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty their dreams!! We are incredibly proud of the entire team of @isro - what was achieved today was no small feat."
Anupam Kher, too, wrote a line hailing ISRO's achievement. ''गिरते हैं शहसवार ही मैदान-ए-जंग में, वो तिफ्ल क्या गिरे जो घुटनों के बल चले!!! Well done @isro. We are proud of you,'' the tweet read.
Article 15 director Anubhav Sinha was hopeful about re-establishing lost contact with Vikram. He tweeted, ''Damn.... I hope they can restore communication. Hard worK of so many and prayers of so many. It’ll happen. BELIEVE!!! Well done ISRO."
Earlier, noted poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi had written a poem for ISRO scientists:
''चन्द्रयान की टीम ने देखो
कैसा अद्भुत काम किया
युगों युगों से सूत कातती
अम्मा को आराम दिया
यही चाँद माँगा करता था
मोटा एक झिंगोला
इसी चाँद का मुँह टेढ़ा था
यही था वो अलबेला
अब मय्या से ज़िद ना करेंगे
बाल कृष्ण मुसकाएँगे
चन्द खिलौना हाथ में ले कर
लीला नयी रचाएँगे
और हम भी अब पास से जा कर
देखेंगे बस घूर के
और ना कहेंगे चन्दा को हम
चन्दा मामा दूर के''