Mamata Banerjee gets trolled for saying “Rakesh Roshan went to moon”

Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the moon, and it appears the universe couldn’t help but add a splash of humor to India’s historic accomplishment in the form of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s celestial gaffe, which has the internet in circling hilarity. CM Mamata Banerjee gave us all a cosmic giggle at a pre-landing gathering in Kolkata when she unintentionally changed astronaut Rakesh Sharma into Rakesh Roshan, the Bollywood director of the moon. Banerjee concocted a story about “Rakesh Roshan landing on the moon” that defies physics and logic. She even recalled the previous prime minister Indira Gandhi casually asking how India looked from space.

The Speech of Mamata Banerjee on Rakesh Roshan Moon Landing

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal and a significant figure in the opposition, said on Wednesday that Indira Gandhi asked Rakesh Roshan how India seemed from the moon when he had “reached the moon.” Banerjee made this statement during a gathering on Wednesday, following Isro’s Chandrayaan 3’s successful soft landing on the south pole of the moon. The video became viral because Mamata Banerjee mistook astronaut Rakesh Sharma for Bollywood actor and Hrithik Roshan’s father Rakesh Roshan. Rakesh Sharma did not visit the moon, either. He was speaking to Indira Gandhi from space. Rakesh Sharma responded to Indira Gandhi’s query, “Upar se Bharat kaisa dikhta hai aapko (How does India look from space?),” with “Sare jahan see accha.”

Rakesh Sharma, not Rakesh Roshan

Mamata Banerjee Rakesh Roshan

Spacesuits, hold on! The Indian Air Force pilot Rakesh Sharma is the one who made history by being the first Indian to travel to space on the Soviet Union’s Soyuz T-11 mission in 1984. He famously said, “Saare Jahan Se Achcha (Better than the entire world)” in response to PM Gandhi’s question regarding the appearance of India from cosmic heights.

Mamata Banerjee Rakesh Roshan Memes

Mamata Banerjee Rakesh Roshan Memes

Well, friends, the Mamata Meteorite, a brand-new cosmic body, has just formed! The internet couldn’t help but convert her embarrassing mistake into a funny supernova of memes and share the moment it entered the virtual universe.

Rakesh Roshan was born right as India’s Chandrayaan-3 was taking the focus from the moon with its spectacular touchdown at 6:04 PM. Neil Armstrong, step away! Internet users had a field day, giving us meme constellations and even enlisting Hrithik Roshan, the famous son of Rakesh Roshan, to predict how he would respond to this cosmic twist.

Chandrayaan-3 of India Steals the Thunder from the Moon with Epic Landing

Chandrayaan-3, India’s self-described moon whisperer, conducted a faultless moonwalk on the southern pole of our lunar friend at the party time of 6:04 PM on a hump day, making a hero’s leap for India’s intergalactic antics. India has now officially joined the select group of four countries that have successfully parked their cosmic vehicles on the moon’s driveway thanks to this spectacular achievement.

India, together with the United States, China, and the former Soviet Union, enter the exclusive orbit in this extravaganza, and its beautiful landing leaves the moon completely mesmerized. Notably, no one in the cosmic gala has ever tried to groove on the moon’s rough southern dance floor, which is rumored to include hidden caches of frozen water and, who knows, perhaps some moon truffles.

Chandrayaan-3’s stylish four-legged lander, Vikram, carrying the 26-kg rover Pragyan, launched on its second lunar trip in four years at the stroke of 6:04 PM. The moon dive was faultless. It wasn’t even a Netflix marathon, but ISRO’s starry-eyed scientists expertly handled the tense “20 minutes of terror,” where every second seemed like a lifetime while descending.

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