Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) "Tragic", "heartbreaking", "saddened" were some of the words that Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan and Huma Qureshi used to condemn the Istanbul airport attack. The stars urged the people of Istanbul to "stay strong", adding that the world needs to stand united against terrorism.
An attack carried out by three suicide bombers on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Tuesday evening killed 36 people and injured over 145 others.
Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who will be debuting in Bollywood with "Raees", also expressed shock over the incident.
Here's what they tweeted:
Hrithik Roshan: Was helped by the kindest staff at Istanbul airport hours ago. Shocking news. Innocents killed for religion. We must stand united against terrorism. Missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport next flight was next day, but took economy and flew out earlier. #Prayers4istanbul
Abhishek Bachchan: Stay strong Istanbul. Thoughts and prayers with you.
Anupam Kher: #IstanbulAttack is again an act of cowardice by terrorists. My heart goes out to the innocent victims and their families. I pray for the injured.
Vivek Oberoi: Heartbreaking to see innocent people killed #IstanbulAttack terrorism is cowardly not heroic! Prayers for the lost souls and their families!
Huma Qureshi: Killing people is not part of any religion... With a heavy heart I pray for Istanbul .. #sehri #prayers #sad
Shekhar Kapur: Once again. Violence and Tears. And now just prayers. Tragic. How can killing innocents be part of any religion @Elif_Safak #istanbul
Lisa Ray: Terribly disturbed by the reports of yet another bomb and loss of life in an airport in #Turkey. We were not birthed to take lives #Humanity
Celina Jaitly: I transited through #Istanbul airport last month on my way to Miami to be honoured by @HMilkFoundation. Shocked to hear about terror attack
Ayushmann Khurrana: #Istanbul attack is again a recurring reminder that we need to do a lot to change this world. Reconciliation from local to global level.
Vivek Agnihotri: So so sad.
Esha Gupta: In the name of religion let's take human live, duno which religion they follow. Rip #TurkeyAttack
Mahira Khan: Have run out of words to describe these continuous acts of hate.
Sophie Choudry: They target innocent lives and families yet again... Angry and saddened to hear about the terror attacks in Istanbul... All my prayers
Mallika Sherawat: Deeply saddened by news of yet another terror attack in Istanbul.
Shibani Dandekar: Feel like sending thoughts and prayers to families of terror attacks has become a part of life now and that makes me so sad #prayingforistanbul
Ashoke Pandit: Condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives in this dastardly, inhuman attack. #RIP. #istanbulblast