Kobe Bryant Demise: Dia Mirza Bursts into Tears at Jaipur Literature Festival. Watch Video

Kobe Bryant Demise: Dia Mirza Bursts into Tears at Jaipur Literature Festival. Watch Video

Dia Mirza was speaking about the impact of climate change at the event. She broke down as she felt extremely heartbroken and disturbed after Bryant’s death.

Leading NBA player Kobe Bryant’s sudden passing sent shockwaves around the globe. While he had a fan following in millions, there were a handful of people who never watched his games but felt equally disturbed and upset after hearing the news. Bollywood bigwigs including Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif also sent their heartfelt condolences to the late basketball champion’s loved ones. Actor Dia Mirza felt no different. While speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Monday, the starlet burst into tears as she remembered Bryant and his legacy. Mirza was speaking about the impact of climate change at the event.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Stating she felt extremely heartbroken and disturbed after Bryant’s death, Mirza said, "Don't hold back from being an empath. Don't be afraid of shedding your tears. Feel it, feel the full extent of everything. It's good. It gives us strength. It does. And this is not a performance.” When asked what made her so emotional, Mirza mentioned, “My day started really well yesterday. At around 3am, this news alert came on my phone for a very big player, NBA player, who I followed for a while." She added, "His chopper crashing in California disturbed me. It really upset me. There are different things that upset us on different days but we take care of ourselves. I was overwhelmed because my blood pressure was low.”

Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant were among the nine people killed when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed amid foggy conditions and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas. Akshay took to Instagram and wrote, “Speechless ... The world has lost a Legendary Athlete R.I.P The 'Black Mamba' of Basketball, Kobe Bryant along with his daughter, Gianna who tragically lost their lives in a Helicopter crash on their way to coach his Daughters team in California yesterday... My Heart goes out to their Family.” Ranveer posted a picture of Bryant playing basketball. He captioned it, “Mamba forever.” Adding to her Instagram story, Katrina posted, “Rip.. shocking… life is precious.”

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