Bollywood rooting for Brazil to win FIFA World Cup 2014
Mumbai: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, Bollywood actors, including superstars Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, are soaking in the soccer mania with many of them rooting for tournament favourites Brazil.
The quarterfinal match between Brazil and Colombia was watched with great excitement the world over and Bollywood stars were no exception.
David Luiz blasted a sensational free-kick into the net from 35 yards as Brazil knocked out Colombia 2-1 to set up a FIFA World Cup semifinal clash with Germany.
"BBBBRRRRAAAAAAAAAZZZIIILLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!! (need i say more...)," Amitabh Bachchan tweeted at the end of the match.
Bachchan, a self-confessed Brazil fan, tweeted before the game as well, saying, "Its BRA v COL ... Please do not disturb!!"
Shah Rukh, known for his love for sports, tweeted during the game, "Have a feeling Brazil will shift a gear up from here on. Columbia worthy opponents...Anything UnSouth American today...Can wait."
Realising that he had mis-spelt Colombia, Shah Rukh was quick to make light of it, "And oh My God!!! I misspelt on twitter & so many pointed out. I am su surry, I apulugise....Colombia."
Taking a cue from senior Bachchan, Abhishek tweeted, "This is why you gotta love football. James Rodriguez, take a bow. Player of the tournament so far...."
Actor Rahul Bose was appreciative of the spirit shown by Brazilians after the game.
"Good to see David Luis console and ask the crowd to give an ovation to James Rodriguez. Scolari too showed great warmth towards the Colombian talent. Haven`t seen the last of James Rodriguez. Well played," he tweeted.
Boman Irani was critical of Brazil`s performance and sceptical of their chances in the semi-final against Germany.
"Brazil through, but not the well oiled machine one has known them to be. Next match Thiago won`t play and Fred can`t!!!" Irani tweeted.
Shahid Kapoor, gearing up for his next release `Haider`, tweeted, "Both the favourites through.... Feel the Colombian team came out to fight more than play. James Rodriguez was amazing in bursts."
"Muller needs to focus on football more than his performance skills. Hope Brazil can play the semis with Neymar," he said.