Bollywood has mixed reactions to Donald Trump’s win in the US Presidential Election
Donald Trump won the presidential election in USA as the world closely watched.
While many disliked him for his ‘radical’ thought and comment against women, some intellectuals liked his aggressiveness and anti-terrorist statements.
In the run up to the US elections an emerged from India. Someone had printed out a picture of Donald Trump’s face and thumbed vermillion on his forehead, in a sign of reverence. There he sat alongside the incense, offerings and Hindu gods.
In India, intellectuals and business people have welcomed Trump’s victory. They expect Trump will create a new chapter of relationship with India.
Here are a few from inside the Indian film industry voicing their opinion.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit
“Congratulations Donald Trump for being elected as the 45th President of America with a great mandate.”
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma
“I predicted Trump’s win and now my prediction is he will be greatest president ever. Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy will be forgotten.”
“One thing is for sure. It’s not Obama who proved anyone could be president. It is Trump who has trumped them all!”
Filmmaker Shirish Kunder
“Good thing about Donald Trump becoming President is that now we can use the same tweets for Indian and American politics.”
Director Shekhar Kapur
“Donald Trump 45th President of the United States! US Media is realising they no longer represent the opinion of the majority.”
“America… breatheee… it’s gonna be ok. Change is the only constant.”
Director Vikram Bhatt
“TRUMP? Now the US has their own version of Brexit!!”
Music director Vishal Dadlani
“Leaving NYC. Hoping to pass out on the plane, and wake up in London, to find that Trump was a horrific collective nightmare, but it’s not.”