Bangkok blast: Genelia has a narrow escape

Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmukh and wife Genelia were in Bangkok shooting for an advertisement when a bomb blast rocked the entire city. Genelia claimed that they were just metres away from the site where the explosion took place.

The 28-year-old actress took to Twitter to say that she was safe and also expressed grief over the loss of lives due to the powerful blast.

“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,” the ‘Force’ actress tweeted.

A powerful bomb went off outside a temple in the Thai capital on Monday, killing at least 27 people and injuring several others. 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. Local media reported that the blast occurred in Ratchaprasong, a road intersection and shopping district near the Erawan Shrine.

Meanwhile, Genelia who was last seen in 2012 film 'Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya' opposite husband Riteish is making a comeback in Bollywood after a gap of three years post marriage and motherhood.