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B-Town applauds Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar win
Mumbai, Feb 29: Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Farhan Akhtar have congratulated Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who has broken the jinx and “finally” won an Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role at the 88th Academy Awards for his role in survival drama film “The Revenant”.
After being nominated four times for his acting earlier, DiCaprio won an Oscar for portraying a fur trapper named Hugh Glass in the Alejandro G. Inarritu directed film. This year, he was nominated alongside Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) and Matt Damon (“The Martian”).
Wishing the actor over his splendid win, many Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter on Monday to share their feelings about DiCaprio.
Here’s what the celebrities have written:
Anil Kapoor: Much awaited and very well deserved! Congratulations on the Oscar Leonardo DiCaprio! ‘The Revenant’.
Farhan Akhtar: Really happy for team ‘Spotlight’. Loved that film. And all that can be said about Leonardo DiCaprio’s winning is, finally!
Anupam Kher: Congratulations Leonardo DiCaprio for winning the Best Actor Award. The world can sleep peacefully today. Inspirational journey Oscars.
Riteish Deshmukh: ‘I am not taking tonight for granted’ – Leonardo DiCaprio – Line of the Oscar 2016 night. Best Actor.
Sonakshi Sinha: I think there was more pressure on the Oscars to give it to Leonardo DiCaprio, than on him to win it, either way, he is beyond awesome and I’m glad!
Huma Qureshi: ‘I’m not taking tonight for granted’ – Leonardo DiCaprio. And that’s how it’s done Oscar2016 finally happy fan girl.
Tamannaah Bhatia: Yayyy! So happy Leonardo DiCaprio at freaking last Oscars ‘The Revenant’ Best Actor.
Arjun Rampal: Yay Leonardo DiCaprio did it finally. So well deserved. What a speech. I don’t take the planet for granted, don’t take this night for granted Leo Save Earth.
Diana Penty: Finally Leonardo DiCaprio wins what he has long deserved. Woohoo! Oscars 2016 ‘The Revenant’.
Aditi Rao Hydari: Finally! Woohoo! Leonardo DiCaprio ‘The Revenant’.
Yami Gautam: Leonardo DiCaprio ‘The Revenant’ Oscars. (Bollywood Country Report)