Mumbai: The steep rise in petrol price has left Bollywood celebrities like Gul Panag and Divya Dutta concerned about the plight of the country`s common man, while megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actor Ronit Roy have mocked at the issue through jokes.
Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs.73.18 a litre, in Mumbai Rs.78.57 a litre, in Kolkata Rs.77.88 and in Chennai Rs.77.53 per litre. The celebrities took to Twitter to share their views on the Rs.7.5 price hike in fuel.
Here`s what they had to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: Petrol up Rs.7.5: Pump attendant - `Kitne ka daloon ?`! Mumbaikar - `2-4 rupye ka car ke upar spray kar de bhai, jalana hai!!
Boman Irani: Another petrol price hike!!! Thankfully the ticket prices of `Ferrari Ki Sawaari` will still cost the same.
Gul Panag: Petrol becomes more expensive, again. May be its time to improve public transportation and seriously develop alternate sources of energy.
Ashish Chowdhry: Just by the way, disgusted with the centre for hiking petrol prices the way they have leaving aside options which would hurt the `aam aadmi` less. A numb move! Increase taxes on gold and silver, look into tax exemptions, focus on loose subsidies, build industry; huge options. Why hurt common people so bad?
Divya Dutta: Every one seems to be filling petrol! Rs.7.50 hike?? Can we all get back to bicycles please? It`s getting worse!
Kunal Kapoor: Petrol is up to 78 rs per litre! Forget cars, banks need to come up with EMI schemes for petrol as well now!
Kabir Bedi: Oil Cos have losses of 145,000 Crore in last 4 years. Petrol price rise unavoidable UNLESS Govt reduces taxes. WILL THEY?