Updated: August 18, 2015 1:45:38 pm
Bollywood actress Genelia D’Souza, who is shooting for an advertisement in Bangkok, expressed her grief over the lives lost due to the powerful bomb blast in the Thai capital.
The “Force” star, 28, took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to share she is safe as she was shooting adjacent to the area of the explosion.
“Bomb set off just opp the mall we are currently in – can hear the sirens blazing all over- we are safe but feel terrible for the lives lost,” Genelia posted on twitter.
Bomb set off just opp the mall we are currently in -can hear the sirens blazing all over- we are safe but feel terrible for the lives lost.
Best of Express Premium
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) August 17, 2015
A powerful bomb exploded outside a Hindu temple in Bangkok, killing at least 27 people.
Genelia D’Souza tweeted:
Good morning..Thank you all for the concern.. Just to inform you we are safe.. #Thankgod4smallmercies
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) August 18, 2015
The explosion was on the Rajprasong intersection, which has been the centre of political demonstrations in recent years. Genelia’s actor-husband Riteish even shared a video in which several ambulances are seen on the road. “Bangkok – right across the street,” he captioned the video.
Bangkok -right across the street. https://t.co/lK9x2P8FRY
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 17, 2015
On Tuesday, Riteish posted:
My thoughts go out to the people affected by last night’s cowardly attack. Taking innocent lives is no way to protest or make a point.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 18, 2015
The temple, which is dedicated to Lord Brahma, is located on a main road through Bangkok’s commercial hub and is surrounded by three major shopping malls.
🗞 Subscribe Now: Get Express Premium to access our in-depth reporting, explainers and opinions 🗞️
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.