Twitter alert: Of celebrations and ceremonies

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 5:00:03 by



Whether celebrities get married or have a baby, when they announce a turning point in their lives, it captures the fascination of their fans to great amazement.

In Bollywood, actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’ Souza have decided to tie the knot early next year and their actor-friends Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza wish them a happy life. “Riteish and Genelia are a perfect example of a dignified couple. Two of my favourite people who are taking their commitment to the next level,” Mirza posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. While Dutta wrote: “So happy to share in the joy of Riteish’s wedding plans!”

In response to their tweets, Riteish and Genelia, who started seeing each other during the making of their Bollywood debut, Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, posted thank you messages.  The couple, who always remain tight-lipped about their relationship, recently admitted that they will seal their eight-year-old relationship with a wedding in 2012.

Meanwhile, actor Abhishek Bachchan, who recently became the father of a baby girl, has thanked his fans for their good wishes and is now asking them to suggest names for his newborn. “Thank you so much guys. All of you are wonderful and so sweet. My daughter is so blessed. Suggestions for names are very welcome. Something with ‘A’,” the 35-year-old actor posted on Twitter. His wife, Aishwarya Rai, gave birth to their first child on Novemver 16 at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai and since then, the Bachchan family is receiving congratulatory messages from around the globe.

Here’s what the stars have been posting on Twitter this week.

Shankar Mahadevan

My son Siddharth and nephew Soumil are releasing their first soundtrack as music directors, need your blessings and love

Amrita Rao

I wish my witty humoured co-star Tusshar Kapoor a super birthday and a successfully Dirty year ahead.

Lady Gaga

In my hotel room wearing a gown dancing to “Born This Way”.

Farhan Akhtar

The flu virus has launched an attack on my anti-bodies! This means war! Armed with 3G now,  garlic, ginger and good wishes.

Katy Perry

Tonight and tomorrow I’m giving thanks. Also I’m going to try and keep it together but don’t judge me if I cry like a baby on stage.

Preity Zinta

I’m back from the gym. Nothing feels better than giving some love to your body! The endorphins are making me smile.

Bipasha Basu

“Tum Ho” just keeps mesmerising me more and more everyday! So beautifully sung by Mohit Chauhan.

John Abraham

I don’t shy away from dancing, in fact I love dancing. But it happens rarely. It happens when I love the song and my company.

Eva Longoria

I always find a way to the kitchen wherever I am!

Lara Dutta

Working on a pre-natal yoga DVD so all the Mamas out there can keep themselves and their babies healthy!

Sean Combs

Had shoulder surgery yesterday — at home recovering — feels like I’ve been shot in my arm and I have to wear a sling but I’m ok! God is the Greatest.

Sarah Silverman

The smell of the laundry room in my apartment building is my all-time favorite smell.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2011.

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