Mumbai rains: Mahesh Bhatt’s sisters ‘almost drown’ in Khar
Celebs like R Madhavan and Anupam Kher were stuck in torrential Mumbai rains while Mahesh Bhatt wrote about his sisters’ predicament.Updated: Aug 30, 2017 17:25 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
As the incessant rains hit the financial capital of India, Bollywood celebrities urged Mumbaikars to stay safe and indoors. Mumbai is witnessing a heavy rainfall that has brought in a flood-like situation in many parts of the megacity.
Like everybody else, celebrities also found themselves trapped in big traffic jams on water clogged roads.
Actor R Madhava posted a video on Instagram in which his car can be seen trapped on a flooded road. He captioned the video: My silly car down.. had to bail and wade home in thigh deep water.. excitement and frustration...”
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said on Twitter that two of his sisters almost drowned in Khar.
Wake up Mumbai !! This is the worst monsoon 'nightmare' !!! Just spoke to 2 of my sisters. They almost drowned in Khar West.— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) August 29, 2017
Anupam Kher had to call his friends in the heavy rains.
Other celebrities also took to Twitter on Tuesday to share their concern. "BMC helpline 1916. Police helpline 100. Home is the safest for most. Find shelter and give shelter. Be safe Mumbai," Priyanka tweeted.
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani requested the city to be well prepared. "Mumbai, if you're getting into a car, make sure you have water, food and something to break windows with, if needed. Stay safe, help others," he said.
Dia Mirza wrote: "Please do not venture out! If you can offer shelter to strays and people stuck in the rain please do. MCGM helpline number 1916."
Sonakshi wrote: "Mumbai rains really lashing down. Please stay indoors and be safe everyone. Help those who need it. BMC helpline 1916, police 100."
Sharing the important numbers to dial in case of emergency, Madhuri shared an image and wrote: "Some good numbers for all of us." Farhan also shared an image of important numbers and asked people to reshare.
Television actor Mohit Raina asked people to stay safe and also give shelter to others if possible. "Stay safe! Stay indoors Mumbai! Spread the word, open your doors for the needy, I just did that," he posted.
May Allah keep all of you safe. #mumbaiRains. I've been told the authorities are doing their best to make it easy for you. God bless.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) August 29, 2017
While I do this,alerts showing up on my phone about the rains in Mumbai.Please stay safe and take care everyone.— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) August 29, 2017
BMC helpline 1916. Police Helpline 100..Home is the safest.. for most. Find shelter and give shelter. Be safe Mumbai #mumbairains— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 29, 2017
Happy National Sports Day.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 29, 2017
Today’s sport of choice is swimming. Enjoy! #MumbaiRains
(With inputs from ANI)
First Published: Aug 30, 2017 14:20 IST