CELEBS PRAY FOR NICE

Ac­tors, de­sign­ers and Del­hi­ites have ex­pressed sor­row and shock over the Nice at­tack

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As #pray­for­Nice trends on the in­ter­net, Bol­ly­wood ac­tors, fash­ion de­sign­ers and city celebrities have ex­pressed their shock and sor­row over the ter­ror­ist at­tack in Nice, France in the early hours of Fri­day. “Heart­break­ing!! How many more times will we wit­ness hor­rific at­tacks against hu­man­ity? Can­not ex­press the anger #NiceAt­tack,” tweeted ac­tor Anushka Sharma. She was joined by ac­tors Ak­shay Ku­mar and Riteish Desh­mukh. “When will this mad­ness end. #NiceAt­tack #Prayers,” Desh­mukh wrote.

Here in the Cap­i­tal, a large num­ber of Del­hi­ites were present at the French Em­bassy in the Cap­i­tal on Thurs­day evening, on the oc­ca­sion of Bastille Day. As news of the at­tack, that left 84 peo­ple dead, broke on Fri­day morn­ing, many of them ex­pressed shock. “We were there for Bastille Day at the French am­bas­sador’s res­i­dence. This news is heart break­ing,” says de­signer Ritu Ku­mar. The French Am­bas­sador to In­dia, Alexan­dre Ziegler added, “Last night, right here at the Res­i­dence of France, we were cel­e­brat­ing with joy the strong and his­tor­i­cal friend­ship be­tween In­dia and France. This morn­ing, in such a mo­ment of dis­tress for my coun­try, this friend­ship is all the more ap­pre­ci­ated and cher­ished.” Dancer Sho­vana Narayan, who was also present at the event, says, “This blood­shed is not go­ing to get us any­where. I hope san­ity pre­vails.”

Mean­while, de­sign­ers from the Cap­i­tal who of­ten show their work in France, like Ritu Beri, Suneet Varma and Rahul Mishra are shocked. “Paris is fash­ion cap­i­tal of the world, its like our sec­ond home. In fact I am sched­uled to present at the Paris Fash­ion Week this Oc­to­ber. These acts put a strain on the re­la­tion­ship that coun­tries and the fash­ion fra­ter­ni­ties build with each other,” says Mishra. “France is like sec­ond home to me. The act of ter­ror is re­ally sad and pa­thetic. My heart goes out to the fam­i­lies af­fected,” adds Beri.

How many more times will we wit­ness hor­rific at­tacks? Can­not ex­press the anger #NiceAt­tackS. ANUSHKA SHARMA, AC­TOR It is a hor­ri­fy­ing at­tack. My heart goes out to all the vic­tims and the fam­i­lies of be­reaved SUNEET VARMA, DE­SIGNER

PHOTO: LUCA BRUNO/AP

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