Members of the film fraternity from Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Hrithik Roshan to Arjun Rampal praised ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who narrowly missed the Rio Olympics gymnastics bronze, calling her “an Olympian champ”.
The stars also shared that the country is proud of how she represented India on foreign shores. Dipa missed out on a historic medal in the women’s vault competition by a whisker as she finished a creditable fourth in the final of the Olympic Games on Sunday.
Here is what the celebrities tweeted after her performance:
Amitabh Bachchan: Dipa Karmakar, the pride of India. Your story is what compels us to do better and we will. Many congratulations.
Karan Johar: Pride pride and only pride. You never have to apologise for your irreplaceable spirit.
Shekhar Kapur: It is not about winning medals. It is about breaking through all stereotypes and proving you are there with the best, you inspire us all.
Farah Khan: God bless you Dipa and sorry…We couldn’t make it possible for you…Please forgive us.
Hrithik Roshan: Victory or loss, never feel sorry for doing your best! India is proud. But more importantly I wish for you to be proud of yourself! Dipa Karmakar. Respect.
Madhur Bhandarkar: The nation is proud of you Dipa Karmakar you have won billion hearts. More power to you. Jai Hind
Vicky Kaushal: Thank you so much Dipa Karmakar for inspiring a nation with your fabulous and brave vaults! You are a champion.
Riteish Deshmukh: Dipa Karmakar you inspire each and every Indian. Thank you for being that shining star
Manish Paul: We are super proud of you. Thanks for everything you did…more power to you.
Ayushmann Khurrana: India is proud of you Dipa! Respect.
Arjun Rampal: Wow what an inspiration sports is Dipa Karmakar you inspired every Indian today. This is just your beginning. You are an Olympian champ.