A host of Bollywood personalities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shekhar Kapur and Madhuri Dixit have expressed grief at the devastation in Japan, which was hit Friday by a massive earthquake followed by a tsunami.
The celebrities are shocked at the images of the country after the disaster and, in postings on their blogs and social networking site Twitter, they hope that the pain and suffering will subside soon.
Here’s what they had to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: The horrible visuals of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan are just unbearable to watch! The fury of the devastation and the helplessness of those that suffer is petrifying. In this hour of grief our heads bow down in prayer and hope, for those that face this trauma and wish that we can through our thoughts give them solace and comfort.
Shekhar Kapur: Watching videos from Japan was like watching an apocalypse. Heart and prayers go out to people of Japan.
Madhuri Dixit: Can you believe another quake and tsunami? My heart goes out to them.
Gul Panag: My heart goes out to all those affected by nature’s fury in Japan. Gut-wrenching images on TV.
Vivek Oberoi: Just got back and saw the heartbreaking images of the tragedy in Japan… brings back memories of the destruction and devastation I saw during the tsunami in India. The images we see on television are nothing compared to the real pain and anguish of the people going through it… my thoughts and prayers are with them.
Shahana Goswami: Feel really helpless and upset with the tsunami and what its done to Japan. All the support and love to the survivors.
Aftab Shivdasani: Shocking visuals of the earthquake in Japan… Dreading the loss of life there. It’s nature’s way of saying do not spoil the planet… Must respect nature before it gets too late. My condolences and deep compassion to all those who lost their loved ones in this unforeseen fury of nature. May the divine bless the souls.
Arshad Warsi: God be with the ppl of Japan…
Siddharth: The visuals of yesterday (Friday) still haven’t sunk in. It’s all so very tragic. 2012 does seem like just another doomsday prophecy anymore!
Shahid Kapoor: Spread the love people… Life is just too short… Japan could have been us… Live with no regrets… May god bless us all!
R. Madhavan: My heart goes out to Japan. Having lived through one in Chennai I can’t even imagine how this must be.
Lisa Ray: Deeply saddened by news of natural disaster in Japan.
Sanjay Suri: Heart and prayers for all suffering in Japan. Life is so very fragile.
Divya Dutta: EverythIng that we run around for is so frivolous in front of nature’s fury. Let’s make every day magical as if there’s no tomorrow… prayers for Japan.
Sophie Choudry: As I lay me down to sleep, can’t help but think of today’s (Friday’s) tragedy. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all the people of Japan. Lord have mercy.
Shreya Ghosal: The Japan Earthquake, Tsunami is MASSIVE!! I am just praying… Dear God, have mercy..