#Airstrike: Bollywood Celebrities Appeal to Pakistan to Release Captured Indian Pilot
From Farhan Akhtar to Arjun Kapoor, several celebs made an emotional appeal for the release of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman
Bollywood celebrities in unison have requested Pakistan government to facilitate the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the captured Indian pilot who had strayed into their territory post the airstrikes conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Prominent Bollywood handles took to Twitter to express their solidarity with the Indian fighter pilot and send a message across the border that he should be allowed to return home.
Pakistan government, on the other hand, has assured that Abhinandan is being treated fairly.
Here's what Farhan Akhtar said:
Thoughts and strength to #WingCommandarAbhinandan amd his familly....India stands tall and proud with you....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 27, 2019
We are all praying for the safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman #IAF gratitude from the daughter of a retired Indian Airforce officer @fbhutto for choosing humanity first & a way to peace Dugga Dugga & God bless https://t.co/6ztsyV5Dss— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 27, 2019
Our soldiers are fighting hard to protect the Nation. We stand by our Soldiers .— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) February 27, 2019
Amidst the tensions rising across the Nation, have decided to re-schedule the launch of #MadameTussauds WAX Statue
Will Post New Date Soon@MadameTussauds @tussaudsdelhi #BringBackAbhinandan
My prayers with #wingcommanderabhinandan hope he is safe & we see him back on home soil very soon...— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) February 27, 2019
यह असीम, निज सीमा जाने,— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 27, 2019
सागर भी तो यह पहचाने
ईस मिट्टी के पुतले मानव ने कभी न मानी हार,
तूफानों की ओर घुमा दो नाविक निज पतवार।
Salute the courage of #IAF officer #WingCommandorAbhinandan. दुनिया के हर कोने में बैठा भारतीय आपकी बहादुरी का क़ायल है और आपके साथ है।जय हिंद। pic.twitter.com/LxDZSB6SoI
With so many Bollywood celebrities and Indian icons asking for Abhinandan's safe return, the hashtag #BringBackAbhinandan trended worldwide the whole day.
Here's hoping Abhinandan will be brought back safely to India and Pakistan will heed to the country’s request.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated after the February 14 attack in Pulwama when a suicide bomber rammed into a CRPF convoy killing over 40 soldiers. A few days later, India announced that its planes had crossed over the Line of Control (LOC) and destroyed terrorist training camps there. Pakistan then retaliated by shooting down two of India’s planes and capturing a pilot.