The blast at pop star Ariana Grande's pop concert in Manchester resulted in the death of 19 people, and left 50 more injured. Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and others offered their prayers to the victims of the horrifying attack.
'What is happening to the world' wonders India as stars react to Manchester blast
23 May 2017 12:48 IST
A blast ripped through pop star Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, United Kingdom late on Monday night killing 19 people, and injuring 50 more. While the city came to terms with the devastation and loss of life, Twitter became the platform that brought together people from different parts of the world uniting against such terror.
While the pop star, Ariana Grande, escaped the event unhurt, she was shocked at the deaths at the event. Grande put up a tweet saying she 'had no words' to express her sorrow.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Unsurprisingly, the Indian film industry joined hands with these voices in speaking out against the growing threat of terrorism and cowardice.
Priyanka Chopra, and co-star Dwayne Johnson, responded online through their tweets. Asking 'what is wrong with the world', Chopra sent out thoughts and prayers to the victims of the blast.
My thoughts and prayers are with @ArianaGrande and everyone who was hurt at the concert in Manchester.. what is happening to the world..— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 23, 2017
Our prayers and strengh to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande ðÂÂÂðÂÂ¾— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 22, 2017
Chopra also spoke about the attack at the special preview of her film Baywatch, hosted by The Cinema Society, asking, "Is this the world we are going raise our kids in?"
VIDEO: Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron react to Manchester arena blasts pic.twitter.com/JdJc3TraPU— azcentral (@azcentral) May 23, 2017
Shah Rukh Khan tweeted out prayers to the victims as well, saying it was extremely sad to see 'innocent lives' lost.
Extremely sad to start days when innocent lives are lost. Prayers for the deceased & strength to the families of the Manchester victims.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 23, 2017
Some did not hold back on their anger at the loss of innocent lives. Actress Richa Chadda called the terrorists 'cowards' while asking the families of the victims to 'stay strong'.
People of #Manchester, stay strong. Cowards strike again, attacking teenagers this time. Prayers and condolences to the families âÂ¤ï¸ÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂ½— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) May 23, 2017
Ranvir Shorey blamed the growing orthodoxy of religion and commerce for the event, comparing it with the ongoing war in Syria.
Varun Dhawan, who recently attended the Justin Bieber concert in Mumbai, called it an 'attack on humanity'.
Just woke up to news about the #Manchester attack. Absolutely heart breaking. This is an attack on humanity— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 23, 2017
Siddharth was another actor who tweeted his condolences on the event.
#Manchester No words. Strength and prayers for the families of the murdered.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 23, 2017
Chetan Bhagat, author of Half Girlfriend, raised the question over 'what kind of ideology' would justify such horror.
What kind of ideology justifies killing innocent kids listening to music? Shocked and sad at the #Manchester attacks.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) May 23, 2017
Hansika Motwani also tweeted along similar lines saying 'Why hurt innocent people?'
No terrorist group has yet taken responsibility for the action. The event sent shockwaves around the globe since it was quite a high profile event in a populated location. It is a sad day in the world.