Moist-eyed Bollywood says 26/11 taught unity to Mumbai

New Delhi, Nov 26 ( Bollywood celebrities say 26/11 was an event that united Mumbai residents and should never be forgotten. Be it Akshay Kumar or Aamir Khan or Priyanka Chopra, they all look back at the terror attacks a year ago with sorrow and remember those who lost their lives.

Akshay Kumar: It’s unfortunate that something like this happened. My wife Twinkle was there at the Taj that day. Fortunately, she had left the premise at around 6 p.m. A few positive things that happened after the unfortunate incidents are the unity of people in the city. We all should never forget this and always be united to fight back.

Suniel Shetty: People have now started showing their opinions very loudly and we are now working together for a terror free Mumbai and a terror free India.

Aamir Khan: It was a very tragic event, but the tragedy brought the people of Mumbai together and closer. We also saw the bravery of our police forces and security agencies. It was a sad thing and I hope we learn from it.

R. Madhavan: When it was happening I became very emotional. I saw the entire thing on television. Once it was over, I thought big decisions would be taken and things would change. But it was very sad to see that this year the voter turnout in Mumbai was even less than last time.

Neha Dhupia: I agree completely that somewhere this has made us realise that we all should be human and care about human lives. This was very unfortunate and the government should see to it that we don’t go through this again.

Raveena Tandon: It is pointless blaming the government or security forces for lapses in the 26/11 attacks. The question is what have the citizens done to counter such a challenge in future? Have we become the change that we want to see in others?

Celebrities also put forth their opinion on Twitter.

Preity Zinta: To live in one’s heart is not to die! Here’s remembering all those who lost their lives in the Mumbai attacks. We will not forget.

Priyanka Chopra: 26/11… a day to remember our losses and promise ourselves a better future.

Dino Morea: One year since Mumbai was attacked, I am never cynical, but all the protest marches, voicing anger etc, what’s changed? Have no faith in our system, how do we change it, and the people who run it? God bless India.

Sonam Kapoor: Remember this day. Look at it not with grief but with faith, as ‘faith is the only light that lights the darkness into dawn’ (Rabindranath Tagore). Have faith that our country is strong and the people who lead us will make it stronger, have faith that there is a god and he knows what is best. Learn from past mistakes and know that humanity and goodness always prevail. What does not kill us will make us stronger.

Vishal Dadlani: To the soldiers and policemen who saved us, gave their lives for us, thank you. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, god bless you, and may he keep you at his right hand.