As the Kashmir terror attack has left every Indian shocked, the Indian film industry is equally anguished.
Bollywood celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, R Madhaban to veteran actor Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rishi Kapoor, Singer Lata Mangeshkar have expressed shock over the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, calling it a ‘cowardly act’.
While few of the celebs described it as ‘barbaric’ and ‘tragic’, some of them called it ‘heinous crime’. They said they were heartbroken with the news of terror attack, which took place on Thursday, leaving over 40 CRPF troopers dead on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.
Singer Lata Mangeshkar, tweeted, “I condemned the terrorist attack in Jammu-Kashmir’s Pulwama district. I would like to pay a tribute to the martyrs. I am with the families with of these soldiers in this moment of grief.”
जम्मू-कश्मीर के पुलवामा में हुए आतंकी हमले की मैं कड़ी निंदा करती हूँ. इस हमले में जो हमारे वीर जवान शहीद हुए है उनको मैं श्रद्धांजली अर्पित करती हूँ. इन सभी वीरों के परिवारों के दुःख में मैं शामिल हूँ.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) February 15, 2019
Condemning the attacks as a ‘heinous crime’ actor Shabana Azmi, who cancelled her trip to a Karachi fest, tweeted: “Will there be no let to these heinous attacks? These mindless killings. This utter disregard for human lives. Extremely shocking news coming from Pulwama. I strongly condemn the worst terror attack on CPRF convoy and stand united with the grieving families.”
Actor Rishi Kapoor described the attack as ‘shameful, shocking and reprehensible.’ The veteran actor wrote on his social media handle, “Absolute act of cowardice. Perpetrators of this heinous crime cannot be friends with people of Kashmir. We stand by the bereaved families.”
Shameful shocking reprehensible . Absolute act of cowardice. Perpetrators of this heinous crime cannot be be friends with people of Kashmir. We stand by the bereaved families.
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 14, 2019
In a statement south superstar Rajinikanth said, “I strongly condemn the unpardonable violence of the terrorists at Pulwama in Kashmir. Enough is enough! Time has come to put an end to all these barbaric acts. My heart goes out to the families of the Jawans who lost their lives and are injured. To those brave hearts departed, may their soul rest in peace.”
Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan also took to their respective social media handle to share condolences.
My heart goes out for the Jawans of our beloved country and their families who lost their lives as martyrs to save our families… #YouStandForIndia
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 14, 2019
I am heartbroken to read about the terrorist attack on our CRPF Jawans in Pulwama. It's so tragic. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the Jawans who have lost their lives.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 15, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to the families of our valiant jawans. May the souls of our countrymen who laid their lives down for us rest in peace. #Pulwama
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 15, 2019
“The Pulwama attack is despicable. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs. I pray for the recovery of the injured,” wrote ‘Raazi’ actor Alia Bhatt on her micro blogging site.
The Pulwama attack is despicable. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs. I pray for the recovery of the injured.
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 14, 2019
‘Gully Boy’ actor Ranveer Singh asserted he felt disgusted by the cowardly terror attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwama.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) February 14, 2019
‘Kesari’ star Akshay Kumar said the incident should not be forgotten.
“Numb beyond belief at the dastardly terror attack on CPRF soldiers in Pulwama. May god give peace to their souls and strength to their grieving families. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery. We can’t let this be forgotten” he wrote on her social media.
Numb beyond belief at the dastardly terror attack on #CRPF soldiers in #Pulwama. May God give peace to their souls, and strength to their grieving families. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery. We can’t let this be forgotten.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 14, 2019
‘Uri’ star Vicky Kaushal wrote, “Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of the terror attack in Pulwama. My heart goes out to the families of the brave CPRF soldiers we lost today and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.”
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of the terror attack in #Pulwama . My heart goes out to the families of the brave CRPF soldiers we lost today and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured. 🙏
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) February 14, 2019
Anupam Kher gave tribute to the martyr in his own way, reciting a poem! Watch the video
I got this poem/text as a message. It compares the life of a soldier with that of a civilian. It moved me & made me realise how easy it is to take armed forces & their sacrifices for granted. Please share it with the world. Thanks to the person who wrote it.🙏 #SaluteToASoldier pic.twitter.com/zcwchcDFs5
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 15, 2019
Feeling extremely sad and angry. More than 40 @crpfindia jawans martyred. Millions of thoughts in my mind. I hope The govt. deals with the terrorists befittingly. Also time for certain people in our own country who criticise the army to SHUT UP. pic.twitter.com/mZSgExsxQJ
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 14, 2019