Congress President Rahul Gandhi's 'jaadu ki jhappi' moment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the parliament drew mixed reactions from the Indian film fraternity. Gandhi during no-confidence motion on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when after bitterly criticising the BJP-led government, he hugged an unwilling Modi. To top that, he also winked at Modi -- reminding the Twitter world of actress Priya Prakash Warrier who became a 'national trend' with her mesmerizing smile and wink in a song from Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love.
Composer Vishal Dadlani wrote: "What's childish about a hug? It was sorta sweet, actually. BJP should accept it with grace and perhaps send some love back, instead of being negative and churlish. Also, it would be more becoming of the government to answer each point Rahul made pre-hug. That's what we want to hear."
What's childish about a hug? It was sorta sweet, actually. BJP should accept it with grace & perhaps send some love back, instead of being negative and churlish. Also, it would be more becoming of the govt. to answer each point Rahul made pre-hug. That's what we want to hear. https://t.co/Bl2gM8osPI— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) July 20, 2018
Ad filmmaker Ram Subramanian said the problem with the hug was that it was a "a forced one" and sent "the wrong message".
Actor Ranvir Shorey wasn't happy with Gandhi's hug to Modi either. "ROFL! Just what India needs. Another privileged and entitled brat giving out 'jaadu ki jhappis' when cornered," tweeted Ranvir, who was also upset about how the media for pegging the no-confidence motion on Gandhi's hug "instead of holding him responsible for turning parliament into a theatre".
"Parliament: The only place where one hugs people one has no confidence in," Ranvir quipped further.
This was a hug of desperation, not love and peace. And y’all know it. #NoConfidenceMotion— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) July 20, 2018
For TV czarina Ekta Kapoor, known for some of the most dramatic shows on the Indian small screen, "Hug it out is the new sort it out" after Gandhi's act.
Hug it out is the new sort it out— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) July 21, 2018
Actor Rajkummar Rao thought July 20 could officially be made "Hug Day".
Today is official,”Hug day.” 🤗🤗— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) July 20, 2018
(With IANS inputs)
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