Hrithik Roshan escapes Istanbul attacks, reaches India safely


Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has escaped the terrorist attacks at the Istanbul international airport which left 36 people dead and over 100 injured. The ‘Bang Bang’ actor had gone on a holiday in Spain and Africa with his kids Hrehaan and Hridhaan. They were returning home via Turkey.

Hrithik took to his Twitter handle to inform that he was at the Istanbul airport hours before three suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up.

“Ws helped by d kindest staff at Istanbul arport hours ago. Shocking news. Innocents killed 4 religion. V must stand united against terrorism,” the actor tweeted. He also wrote that they had missed the connecting flight and were stuck at the airport, but the opted for economy class and flew out earlier, thus saving themselves from the bloody strikes.

“missed connecting flight at Istanbul n wer stuck at airport next flight ws next day, but took economy n flew out earlier. #Prayers4istanbul,” he posted on the micro-blogging site.

Hrithik was in Madrid to attend the recently-concluded 17th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards and extended his visit into a short holiday. He and his sons are now back home safely.

On Tuesday, three suicide bombers opened fire in Istanbul's main international airport and then blew themselves up. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim said the bombers appeared to have been Islamic State ((ISIS) militants.

"It became clear with this incident again that terrorism is a global threat. This attack, targeting innocent people is a vile, planned terrorist act," Prime Minister Yildirim told reporters at the airport.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief and condemned the horrific attacks on Twitter and wrote, “Attack in Istanbul is inhuman & horrific. I condemn it strongly. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly.”