Earthquake leaves several Bollywood stars shaken

Oct 26, 2015, 18:36 IST | IANS

New Delhi: A host of Bollywood celebrities experienced the earthquake which shook large parts of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday, while they were in different parts of the country. And they prayed for everyone's well being.

B-Town celebrities like Ranvir Shorey, Ali Zafar and Vivek Oberoi among many took to social media platforms after the earthquake, which measured over 7.5 on the Richter scale. The India Meteorological Department said the epicentre of the quake was in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.

(From left to right) Preity Zinta, Vivek Oberoi and Neha Dhupia.

"Sultan" director Ali Abbas Zafar was scouting locations for his forthcoming Salman Khan-starrer in New Delhi when an earthquake rocked the city.

The director took to Twitter to share his experience as he posted: “Location scouting Delhi for @SultanTheMovie and rocked by the #earthquake... Well action is about to begin.”

He also shared an image of India Gate with people gathering around the landmark.

Delhi and neighbouring areas were hit by a 7.5 Richter Scale quake, with its epicentre in Afghanistan, which jolted large parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India. The tremors led to panic among people.

Produced by Aditya Chopra under his Yash Raj Films banner, "Sultan" is reportedly based on the life of a wrestler and the "Dabangg" star will be seen in the lead role. His leading lady in the film is yet to be announced.

Here's what the celebrities had to say:

Ali Zafar: That's the most I've ever felt an earthquake.

Ranvir Shorey: Praying for all affected by the earthquake. Be safe.

Vivek Oberoi: Just experienced an #earthquake in #Ahmedabad, hope no one is hurt! The entire hotel was swaying! Crazy.

Adnan Sami: Prayers for all those affected by the #earthquake today. May everyone be in God's protection.

Lauren Gottlieb: I just experienced the biggest and longest earthquake ever! Ahhh duck and cover.

Preity Zinta: Omg! EARTHQUAKE.

Neha Dhupia: All news channels are reporting about the #earthquake ... Very worrying ...Hope you and loved ones are safe and sound.

Sanjay Suri: Tremors in Srinagar. Strong one. #earthquake

Rahul Mahajan: Friends please first go to safety and then post #earthquake

Himansh Kohli: Is that an earthquake up north stay safe people #earthquake #northindia

Gul Panag: Totally missed the earthquake, though in Delhi. Now reading on twitter that it was severe & destructive close to epicentre:( God have mercy.

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