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Bollywood pays homage to national heroes

entertainment Updated: Nov 29, 2008 19:28 IST

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Bollywood joined the nation in paying homage to all the security personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty as well as the hostages and the innocent citizens who fell victim to terrorists' strike.

Finally the commando operations in Mumbai were over after 62 hours seige. Security personnel laid down their lives to to bring back normalcy to the city. A grateful country is paying homage to these slain and and surviving heroes. Bollywood stars too joined in to pay their last respects to the slain heroes.

"I have had the greatest pride in those from the forces that have and continue to fight for our freedom. Brilliant officers and police personnel have laid down their lives for us. I can only but salute them and respect their sincerity in the call of duty," wrote Amitabh Bachchan on his blog.

Aamir Khan also chose to express his feelings through his blog, "My heartfelt condolences to the family of the brave officers of the Mumbai Police who lost their lives leading from the front to take on these terrorists. Especially Hemant Karkare of the ATS who in the recent past was being targeted by various political parties for the work that he was doing."

The tinsel town has been expressing extreme anger over the incident through their blogs, radio and TV channels and newspapers.