Petrol hike perturbs B-Town celebs

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?