On February 14th 2019, a suicide bomber exploded a car laden with bombs as he rammed it into a CPRF Convoy. A similar scene was shown at the beginning of Vicky Kaushal and Aditya Dhar’s recent release, “Uri: The Surgical Strike”. The director and actor came out speaking against the horrific attack where forty-nine CPRF personnel lost their lives.
Stills from Uri: The Surgical Strike
“It feels like a personal loss. A strong befitting answer must be given to terrorism. As a nation, we should come together and give the required support to the families of the martyrs, emotionally and financially. Our prayers are with them,” said Kaushal at the sidelines of an event, reports ANI.
Pictures of the aftermath of the attack at Pulwama
Vicky also tweeted his condolence saying, “Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of the terror attack in #Pulwama. My heart goes out to the families of the brave CRPF soldiers we lost today and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.”
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of the terror attack in #Pulwama . My heart goes out to the families of the brave CRPF soldiers we lost today and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) February 14, 2019
Director Aditya Dhar told Pinkvilla that after Uri, it ‘feels personal’. He also called for the government to take action and asked for isolation of Pakistan. “After this horrific, cowardly incident, they should completely cut all the ties and truly isolate them.
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi pays his respects to the martyrs
Vicky is one of the many Bollywood A-listers who has condemned the attack and has asked for a ‘befitting answer’.
Vicky and Aditya’s film, Uri: The Surgical Strike, has currently reached 200 crores at the box office and is a smashing success.