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Celebs who also make this a city of dreams vent their frustration over its repeated nightmares, post the July 13 serial blasts.

entertainment Updated: Jul 15, 2011 14:46 IST
Hindustan Times

Celebs who also make this a city of dreams vent their frustration over its repeated nightmares, post the July 13 serial blasts.

Prayers! And more prayers! Is that all we can ever do in situations like this? Feel helpless and frustrated! We express our ‘sympathy’ and ‘prayer’ to those that suffer. What really is he going to do with it? It will not reinvent day for him. Yes we are all hurt and sad and frustrated! But will sympathy bring back the dead…it merely rids us of the guilt and helplessness.”
Amitabh Bachchan

“Bomb blasts have become like seasonal sales in our country. It is ridiculous to live in a place full of fear. It’s outrageous. Is the life of an Indian citizen so available, expendable and cheap?”
Celina Jaitley

“A great amount of helplessness… a feeling of anger and despair is what I feel as I watch the extensive news coverage of the blasts. The blame-game continues, the alleged enemies’ conjectures continue, but what of the common man, who can no longer walk tall in his own terrain? Terrifying!”
Karan Johar

“A disgraceful and cowardly act; it is baffling to me how anyone can believe that senseless bloodshed is a means to an end. My heart goes out to all the innocent people who were affected.”
Rahul Khanna

“It breaks my heart to see the city like this again. I am very disillusioned by how ill-prepared we are to deal with these unfortunate circumstances. Are the authorities ever going to rely on anything other than the spirit of Mumbaikars in such situations?”
Sarah Jane Dias

“This entire incident is very shocking and upsetting. It’s very disheartening to know that we are still not safe in our own city. I can’t even begin to imagine what the victims’ families must be going through.”
Sonal Chauhan

“Rains will stop but the tears won’t. I think we have got used to giving our reactions to all the mis-happenings around us. Feel so sad for the families who will never see their loved ones again. These bomb blasts will replay every second in their lives now. Even if they catch the culprits, they are going to put them with Kasab and many more like him, feed them and make them comfortable in our country which welcomes terrorists.”
- Sonu Sood

The system has failed and it’s to be blamed. It’s the government’s job to protect its people. Enough of this ‘Bombay’s spirit of resilience’! And yet the terrorist from the last attack is being treated as a state guest, despite a death sentence being passed. Time
and again, we have sent signals that we are soft on terrorism. America had one 9/11 and they waged a war and killed the perpetrators. What are we doing apart from condoning these acts? Should we be happy that the government was a bit more efficient after the blast? Damage is done.
Anupam Kher

First Published: Jul 14, 2011 21:05 IST