The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has declared its intention to build a permanent space station for the country, and the surprising announcement by the ISRO chief left desi people in a frenzy. After its successful missions to the moon and Mars and a proposed manned space flight before 2022 — the gigantic step in realising the dream for the country got people excited.
We want a separate space station. Our space station will be small. We will launch a small module of 20 tonnes for microgravity experiments. This is our ambition. Everyone starts with a small module and only later expands, ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan said at a press conference for the launch of India s ambitious Chandrayaan 2 project to the moon.
However, it was businessman Anand Mahindra’s hilarious reaction that stole the show online.
"We ll finally have our own space movies. 1st up: A Bobby remake. Hum Tum, ek space station me bund ho.. " the Mahindra Group chairman wrote on Twitter.
We ll finally have our own space movies. 1st up: A Bobby remake. Hum Tum, ek space station me bund ho.. https://t.co/qHbQVxS0PS
anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 14, 2019
What followed next on the micro-blogging site was filled with space-related puns and jokes. As his tweet led to a laughing riot online, Twitterati couldn’t stop lauding him for his sense of humour and came up with other filmy dialogues and puns to continue the thread.
Check out some of the funniest reactions to his tweet here:
Agar chaabi kho gai space main to phir to hamesha ke liye space station main hi rehna hoga Anand Sir
ANOOP VAJPAI (@ANOOPVAJPAI3) June 15, 2019
And Rohit Shetty will have Scorpios flying (or floating??!!) in those space movies… https://t.co/ctjBpLLMB5
Jay Mehta (@mehta_world) June 14, 2019
… Aur Thor aa jaye
EvilZombi3 (@EvilZombi3) June 14, 2019
Aur shuttle kho jaye…
Nikhilesh Shah (@shah_nikhilesh) June 14, 2019
Ha ha good one. How about "Kitne aliens the?"
Nandini Sen Gupta (@nandinisgTOI) June 14, 2019
Ha ha… Or a ‘Sholay’ remake. ‘Kitne Astronauts the?’
Sayantan Jana (@sjanaQA) June 14, 2019
And also a saas-bhau TV soap in space station.
Sandeep Kumar (@sandeepkmehra) June 14, 2019
Bollywood had predicted this long back "Chalo Dildar Chalo Chand Ke Paar Chalo…"
Vinny Ganju (@vinnyganju) June 14, 2019
Finally..ma ke hatho ka achaar ab space me bhi
CM (@mohitbisht8) June 14, 2019
Yeah. And the "chaand taare tod lau" gang will literally start fulfilling their promise.
iwajo (@iwajocom) June 14, 2019
sir ji, aapke mind mein any start cast ready " Hum Tum Space Love Story"
#VijayiBharat # (@ramesh_jaiho) June 14, 2019
Spac’ious tech humour…
SmileAlways… (@AshishS10841926) June 14, 2019
A space station is essentially a large spacecraft that remains in low-earth orbit for extended periods of time. It is like a large laboratory in space and allows astronauts to come aboard and stay for weeks or months to carry out experiments. Sivan said ISRO is in the process of drawing up plans for the space station, which is likely to be ready in the next five to seven years.