Minissha Lamba stranded in New York
Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba has been held captive by Hurricane Irene which struck the US East Coast on Sunday. She is in New York for an event. This is what the actor had to say.entertainment Updated: Aug 29, 2011 13:14 IST
Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba has been held captive by Hurricane Irene which struck the US East Coast on Sunday. She is in New York for an India-US cultural event and is stuck on the 22nd floor of a hotel. The actor is likely to remain there till the hurricane blows over and air services are restored.
Speaking on Sunday morning from Radisson Hotel in New York, the actress said: "It's really scary out here. For 36 hours, the entire New York will have to stay indoors. A state of emergency has been declared."
"Everyone is in their homes. As I look out of my hotel window, I see a deserted street down below. Can you imagine New York without traffic? It's like a scene out of Armageddon."
"I am all alone here. My stay has been extended for a week. I had no choice. The airports are shut. All flights are cancelled. Half of New York, New Jersey, Staten Island have been evacuated. I can't return," she said.
Curiously, just before she was to leave for New York, Minissha had been getting phone calls asking her to cancel her trip.
"Now I wonder if the caller had a premonition and was trying to warn me from travelling into catastrophe. I hope I can return the soonest possible. Maybe I should just enjoy Irene's company. She's my first hurricane. I believe first hurricanes are like first love. You never forget it."
First Published: Aug 29, 2011 12:05 IST