Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari condemns Ludhiana blast

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Mumbai, Oct 15 (UNI) Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari today condemned the bomb blast in a Ludhiana cinema hall last night and said he would soon visit the families of the six people who died in the explosion.

The blast occurred inside the Shringar complex, housing three cinema halls, in the heart of city, where Tiwari's latest Bhojpuri film 'Janam Janam Ka Saath' was being screened.

Six peole, including one child, were killed on the spot and 33 others injured in the blast. A majority of the victims were migrant labourers.

Tiwari said the innocent people were just enjoying a Sunday evening by watching the movie.

He said he had spoken to the Ludhiana police and expressed his desire to meet the families of the dead to express his sympathies.

''I will go there in two to three days. A representative of the Bihar government will also come with me and we will see how best we can provide relief to the families of the dead and injured. When I go there, I will hand over an interim relief of Rs 25,000 to the families of those dead. While monetary help for the injured will be decided only after I visit them and ascertain the extent of help required,'' Tiwari said.

Meanwhile, Shringar Cinemas Ltd has issued a statement here, stating that 'Shringar' cinema hall in Ludhiana where the blast took place does not belong to it.

''We are a listed company dealing under the brand name of 'FAME'.

The theatre in Ludhiana is not a part of Shringar cinemas. The clarification has been issued to dispel confusion among the patrons,'' the statement added.


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