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03-17-2012, 08:16 PM #1
Budget 2012 disappoints Bollywood
While the entire country's discussing Pranab Da's (Mukherjee) annual budget speech and its repercussions, B-Town celebrities don't seem much gung-ho about this year's budget. Most of the stars are keeping away from reacting on the same, but we were able to get some rather disappinting reactions on Twitter. Here's a look at what some of the Bollywood celebs had to say about the budget:
Pritish Nandy: Nothing in the budget for me. Shutting down the TV. All big talk. Nothing that impacts our lives. The Budget shows that UPA2 has truly lost connect with the people. What an opportunity missed!(sic)
Kamaal R Khan: Pranab Daa has given Rs2000/ benefits to personal tax payers. Abb ye ahsan jantaa kaise utaregi. Sir we have to born 3 time to repay u.(sic)
Ranvir Shorey: Ho-hum. So the Budget seems to be a reiteration of the Government's commitment to the people...in Parliamemt #fb (sic)
Minissha Lamba: Mobile phones to be cheaper but phone bills to be more expensive! Howlarious! #Budget2012. The good news though, medicine for cancer and HIV treatment goes down. #Budget2012 (sic)
Gaurav Kapur: Has Pranab da announced a hike in Sachin's centuries?(sic)
Deepika Padukone: As usual there is not much for the entertainment industry in the budget.(sic)
Milan Luthria: Our film industry has been subjected to multiple tax payments from the past 40 years. Being the glitz and glamour, we have been a picture of begging bowl for the longest and our needs should be taken into consideration.(sic)
Amrita Rao: Today we spend a 500-rupee note like we used to spend a Rs 100 and a 100-rupee note is spent like a 10-rupee note! The common man needs relief from basic needs that have risen insanely. To live a simple existence with no basic infrastructure is abysmal. Food and transport sector need major support in the budget!(sic)
Shaina NC: As a working professional, it is disappointing to see the increase in the service tax from 10 per cent to 12 per cent.
Lina Tipnis: 12 per cent excise duty on branded readymade garments will surely hinder the growth in that segment. These are wardrobe essentials the consumer buys on a daily basis. Time to take stock!(sic)
Earlier on Wednesday, actor Aamir Khan had expressed concerns about the Union Budget, he was quoted as saying, “The Common Budget should more focus on the future of our country i.e. children. There should be a healthy children's nutrition plan and secondly, the budget should take good initiatives for education, especially in rural area.” Wonder if Pranab Da's hard-work has won him a fan in Aamir!...being a human...