Bollywood mourns police horse Shaktimaan’s death

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2016 14:42 IST
Shaktiman, the Uttarakhand police horse that was attacked during a BJP rally in March, died in Dehradun on Wednesday. (Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Bollywood celebrities like Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Amy Jackson have mourned the death of police horse Shaktimaan.

Days after it got a prosthetic limb, Shaktimaan, an Uttarakhand Police horse which lost a leg in an attack by a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator last month, died on Wednesday,

In a bizarre display of cruelty caught on video tape, Ganesh Joshi, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Mussoorie, attacked and severely injured Shaktimaan in Dehradun during a BJP protest against the Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand on March 14.

Read: What Shaktiman’s death tells about India

Here is what the celebs have to say:

Hema Malini: Shaktiman is no more -- a victim of brutality and cruelty, he was powerless to protect himself. What a tragedy.

Rishi Kapoor: If India has a conscience, this man must be tried. Whosoever this Ganesh Joshi is. Are deaf Political ears hearing?

Amy Jackson: RIP Shaktiman...You’ll be galloping through the clouds now.

Neha Dhupia: We are sorry Shaktiman ...U didn’t deserve this...It’s us...What’s the human race coming to. Disgraceful.

Riteish Deshmukh: RIP Shaktimaan Police Horse.

Ranvir Shorey: RIP, Shaktiman.

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