Bollywood condemns Istanbul airport terror attack

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Mumbai, June 29: Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Shekhar Kapur among others have mourned the loss of lives in the terror attack at the Istanbul airport.

Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, leaving 41 people dead and wounding many others. "Shocked to hear about the heinous #Istanbulairportattack! Sending my prayers to the victims & their families.. What has this world come to?" posted Kapoor.

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Hrithik, who was vacationing in Africa with sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan, was on his way back to India when he missed his connecting flight at the Istanbul's airport and got stuck there hours before the attack. After landing in India, the "Bang Bang!" star tweeted, "Missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport next flight was next day, but took economy and flew out earlier. #Prayers4istanbul."

The actor thanked the airport staff for the assistance and also asked his fans to come together in the fight against terrorism. "Was helped by the kindest staff at Istanbul airport hours ago. Shocking news. Innocents killed for religion. We must stand united against terrorism," he added. Actor Ayushmann Khurana tweeted, "#Istanbul attack is again a recurring reminder that we need to do a lot to change this world.

Reconciliation from local to global level." "Once again. Violence and Tears. And now just prayers. Tragic. How can killing innocents be part of any religion," tweeted Kapur. Abhishek Bachchan posted, "Stay strong Istanbul. Thoughts and prayers with you." "#IstanbulAttack is again an act of cowardice by terrorists. My heart goes out to the innocent victims & their families. I pray for the injured," Kher wrote.

"Feel so sad about the Istanbul airport attacks... wonderful city wonderful people may God give them strength... what's the world coming to," tweeted Arjun Kapoor. Shraddha Kapoor wrote, "Praying for innocent lives lost... These attacks are so disturbing and heart breaking. #IstanbulAttack."

PTI 

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