Istanbul nightclub attack: Bollywood celebrities mourn slain film producer Abis Rizvi


Jan,02 2017 13:13:52 IST

Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Pooja Bhatt and Raveena Tandon have mourned the tragic demise of film producer Abis Rizvi in a terror attack on an Istanbul nightclub.

Madhur Bhandarkar with Abis Rizvi. Image from twitter

Madhur Bhandarkar with Abis Rizvi. Image from twitter

A gunman opened fire at people celebrating New Year at a nightclub in Istanbul early on Sunday, claiming at least 39 lives and injuring 69.

Rizvi was one of the two Indians who passed away in the attacks, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj posted on Twitter.

After his death news was announced, various celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to Rizvi, who produced the 2014 film Roar.

Actress Raveena Tandon tweeted: "Abis, we shall miss you RIP my dearest friend. We love you. You leave a deep gap in our hearts and lives."

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said: "Shocked by the news of losing one of my long time and dearest friend, Abis Rizvi, in the shootout in Istanbul. Will miss you my friend. RIP."

Actor Randeep Hooda wrote: "Shocking. Life is too short, we take too much for granted.. RIP Abis Rizvi. Good man. My condolences to the family."

Actress Pooja Bhatt also expressed her condolences, and said: "Devastated to hear that our friend Abis Rizvi was shot dead in the Istanbul nightclub attack. My heart goes out to his family. RIP."

Actor Jaaved Jaaferi said: "Devastated by the death of my friend Abis Rizvi in the dastardly terrorist attack this morning in an Istanbul nightclub."

Veteran actress Poonam Dhillon tweeted: "Istanbul night club attack, tragic! So many lives lost. So terrible that two young Indians killed too. RIP Abis Rizvi, a young dynamic achiever."

Nora Fatehi, who acted in Roar, said she was shocked with the news.

Updated Date: Jan 02, 2017 13:13 PM