From Konkona Sen Sharma to Adnan Sami, Bollywood celebrities are loving the first rain of monsoon in Mumbai. Here are some of the reactions from Bollywood celebrities on the Mumbai rains today.
Bollywood celebrates Mumbai rains
The first thunderstorm of this monsoon season hit Mumbai today, earlier than expected. And while there is water-logging and traffic woos making life difficult for Mumbaikars, Bollywood celebrities seem to be loving it against all odds. And why wouldn’t they, this summer has been excruciatingly scorching. So, when the thunderstorms started today, Bollywood celebrities were among the first to tweet out their joy.
Lipstick Under My Burkha director and actor Konkona Sen Sharma tweeted: “I hear thunder, I hear thunder.” Stand-up comedian, Atul Khatri tweeted: “During Nehru’s times it used to rain in Mumbai in July.” Boogie Woogie star Naved Jafri said: “Wooohooo come on come on keep pouring, thank God at last ! We need it.”
But the best reaction was from Pakistani-turned-Indian singer Adnan Sami, who put out a series of tweets and he simply couldn’t control his emotions. The singer began to post song lyrics by Eurythmics and then also asked his fans to share a song about rain while himself suggesting the popular Kishore Kumar-sung rain song – Rim Jhim Gire Sawaan.
Former VJ and celebrity wife Mini Mathur took to her Instagram account and posted a video of the Mumbai rains: “And monsoon arriveth in all its beauty… with the smell of the earth and the songs of the wind,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, actress Waluscha De Sousa, who played Shah Rukh Khan’s wife in the film Fan, probably lives in a part of Mumbai that was yet to get rain, as could be made out from her tweet: “Hello there.. Can you make your way this side of town please?”
The port city of Mumbai struggles every year to cope up with the monsoon season. In 2005, floods killed over 500 people in the city. Let’s hope that this monsoon is all about celebration and doesn’t inconvenience Mumbaikars.