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Bollywood prays for Japan

As Japan was rocked by a massive earthquake, and devastating tsunami on Friday morning, the world was abuzz with prayers and messages of help for the people of the country.

entertainment Updated: Mar 13, 2011 01:27 IST
Minakshi Saini

As Japan was rocked by a massive earthquake, and devastating tsunami on Friday morning, the world was abuzz with prayers and messages of help for the people of the country. Bollywood stars too have been reaching out to the victims of the tragedy ever since.

Actor Abhishek Bachchan began to tweet the helpline numbers of the Indian embassy in Tokyo non-stop and asked fans to “join and pray all night.”

Still in shock about the devastation, actor Bipasha Basu has decided to aid rescue missions in any way possible. "Japan needs medical help, food, clothing and shelter. So, monetary help will be needed. I support all agencies who will take the help forward," said the actor.

Film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar said India should create funds and relief teams and monitor them well. "Indians should ensure that children Abhishek— the most vulnerable lot — are taken care of," he said. Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya calls on the Indian government to act without delay. "We should send rescue teams because that is what Japan needs, not our money," he says.



Actor Shahana Goswami says, "We are willing to do anything and in any and every way we can." Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, actors Genelia D’Souza, Uday Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan were among those who sent out prayers for Japan.