Bollywood celebrities pray for safe release of Wing Commander Abhinandan from Pakistan

Bollywood celebrities pray for safe release of Wing Commander Abhinandan from Pakistan
Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor

Celebrities from the film world on Wednesday took to social media to pray for the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan who according to Pakistan is in their custody.

The Indian government recently confirmed that an Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander piloting a MiG-21 fighter jet has not returned, after Pakistan claimed that it had arrested (IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan.

A lot of celebrities are wishing for the pilot's safety and praying that he returns home safe. Several Bollywood stars took to their Twitter handles to share their thoughts.

Karan Johar took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Thoughts and strength to #WingCommandarAbhinandan amd his familly....India stands tall and proud with you.”

Arjun Kapoor wrote, “My prayers with #wingcommanderabhinandan hope he is safe & we see him back on home soil very soon.”

Anupam Kher wrote a message in Hindi, praying for Abhinandan’s safe return and also saluted the courage of the pilot. The veteran actor also shared the pilot’s picture.

Sushmita Sen too took to her Twitter handle and prayed for Abhinandan’s safe return. She tweeted, “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.”

Swara Bhasker wrote, “#BringHimHome #BringBackAbhinandhan BRING HIM BACK !!!!!!!,” alongside a picture of the pilot.

Many other celebrities including Arjun Rampal, Taapsee Pannu, Huma Qureshi, Renuka Shahane, Diljit Dosanjh, R. Madhavan, Vishal Dadlani, Nimrat Kaur took to their Twitter and wished for the safe return of the IAF pilot.

A day after Indian air strike on a terror camp in Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir saw heightened military activity on Wednesday, with Pakistani jets violating the Indian air space.

On Tuesday, India carried out an air strike on a terror camp run by Jaish-E-Mohammad in Balakot, a hill town in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack that took place on February 14 and killed around 40 CRPF personnel.

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