Bollywood celebrities Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Rishi Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor among others expressed their condolences for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
50 people were killed and 53 more injured, making the terrorist act the deadliest mass shooting in the history of US.
“Heartbreaking to hear about the #OrlandoShooting May peace come upon this earth.. Prayers for the victims and their families. #prayerforlove,” Chopra tweeted.
Rishi said, “Sad, Orlando. Condolences! Hope this does not become political mileage for any. Again one rotten apple story.”
“Heart goes out to all families devastated by the Orlando shooting… Your grief is unimaginable and we share it with you. In solidarity,” Akhtar wrote.
Actor Shahid tweeted, “Only God has the right to give and take life #OrlandoNightclubShooting cannot imagine the pain.”
Sonam Kapoor, who took to Instagram, requested people to grow above hate.
“Please please stop the hate… “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived”. ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 11 #orlandoshooting #tolerate #love #peace #lgbt#allreligionsleadtoonegod.”
“RIP the victims of the #OrlandoNightclubShooting! You were proud of who you were and that is how you shall be remembered. Prayers and love,” Sonakshi Sinha tweeted.
Ram Gopal Varma wrote, “Orlando killings prove that terrorists biggest weapon is surprise and no one can predict a surprise because if predicted, it’s not a surprise.”
Sidharth Malhotra tweeted, “So sad to hear about the massacre in #Orlando here My prayers n condolences to the families who lost their loved ones,stop this #violence.”
“Love and prayers for the people of Orlando.God give strength to all the victims, families and friends.Let’s all stand tall against terrorism,” Arjun Rampal wrote.
Shraddha Kapoor said, “Shocked to hear about the #OrlandoNightClubShooting. Innocent lives lost yet again. So heartbreaking. Praying for these attacks to stop.”
Alia Bhatt tweeted, “Heartbreaking to hear about the #OrlandoNightclubShooting!!! Can just imagine what the families and people are going through. Shocked!”
“Shaken by the brutality, intolerance and hate we have for each other. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families #OrlandoShooting,” actress Bhumi Pednekar wrote.
“Neerja” producer-photographer Atul Kasbekar condemned the incident. “Just how many more gun deaths will it take before #America stuffs whatever constitutional amendments
allow such abject stupidity,” he wrote.
“Horrified to see the Orlando shooting. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims in Orlando. RIP,” Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted.
Pulkit Samrat wrote, “Appalling! Awful! Terrible! Prayers to the Orlando shooting victims and strength to their families.”
“What happened in Orlando towards the gay and lesbian community is absolutely horrible. My love and support goes out to everyone!,” Sunny Leone tweeted.