Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Preity Zinta on Friday took to Twitter to express shock and condemn the terror attack in Nice, France.
Akshay Kumar: Sad to wake up to the news of the Nice Attack! Heart breaking! I was there last year, beautiful place and people. Prayers for the families of the victims.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to know about the Nice Attack. My prayers and heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of the terrible tragedy. Pray For Nice. RIP
Preity Zinta: Omg ! Praying for everyone involved in the Nice Attack.
Sonu Nigam: Not a very ‘Nice’ Morning. RIP God! Bipasha Basu: Heart goes out to all the victims of yet another shocking and brutal act of terrorism. NiceAttack.
At least 80 people were killed on Thursday night when a large truck mowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. French President Francois Hollande said the truck attack was of a “terrorist character”.
Meanwhile, Singer Rihanna cancelled her scheduled concert at the Allianz Stadium in Nice, France in the wake of the truck attack during Bastille Day fireworks. The show, which was part of her ‘Anti World Tour’, was originally set for Friday.
The singer herself was in the city when the terror attack occurred, but her representative has confirmed that “she is safe. She is ok.” Rihanna, 28, later took to Instagram to express her sympathy for the victims’ families.
“Due to the tragic events in #Nice, my concert scheduled for tomorrow July 15 at Allianz Stadium will not be going ahead as planned. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” she posted along with a hears painted in the colour of the French flag.
Also, Fifty Shades Freed producer Dana Brunetti has assured fans that the cast and crew working on a location about 40 minutes outside of Nice are fine after a truck ploughed into a crowd in the French Riviera city.