Bollywood pray for the safe return of IAF pilot in Pak custody

Currently, the wing commander of IAF, Abhinandan Varthaman is in Pak custody and a viral video of his being beaten up in Pakistan is going viral. His family in Chennai is urging the government to make arrangement for the safe return of Abhinandan.

Everybody is praying the safe return of the IAF pilot and our Bollywood celebrities like Arjun Rampal, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar, Karan Patel to Nakuul Mehta took to their social media handle and prayed for the safe return of Abhinandan.

“Thoughts and strength to #WingCommandarAbhinandan amd his familly....India stands tall and proud with you....,” Karan wrote in his tweet.

Punjabi actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh postponed the unveiling of his Madame Tussauds’ wax statue at an event in New Delhi on Thursday, in the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

“Amidst the tensions rising across the nation, (we) have decided to re-schedule the launch of Madame Tussauds wax statue... Will post (a) new date soon,” Diljit tweeted on Wednesday.

“Our soldiers are fighting hard to protect the nation. We stand by our soldiers,” he said, adding “Bring back Abhinandan” in reference to the pilot in Pakistan’s custody.

Arjun Kapoor tweeted, "My prayers with #wingcommanderabhinandan hope he is safe & we see him back on home soil very soon..."

Arjun Rampal wrote, "Heartbreaking yet thought provoking the images of our #WingCommanderAbhinandan captured by Pakistani army. Yes emotions run high, yet all one can wonder, Is war really the road to peace here? Just pray that Abhinandan returns home peacefully and safe. "

Karan Johar tweeted, "Thoughts and strength to #WingCommandarAbhinandan amd his familly....India stands tall and proud with you...."

Nakuul Mehta, "Overwhelmed to see some sane voices across the border & here, espousing peace & dignity of life in times of hate, war mongering & jingoism. #SayNoToWar ????????????????

Karan Patel, "#ThankYou to the thorough gentlemen in the #PakistanArmy for #TreatingWell and #TakingCare of #OurIndianAirForcePilot WING COMMANDER #AbhinandanVarthaman ".

Sushmita Sen, We are all praying for the safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman #IAF gratitude from the daughter of a retired Indian Airforce officer @fbhutto for choosing humanity first & a way to peace  Dugga Dugga & God bless

Nimrat Kaur#Strength and resolve to the family and loved ones of #WingCommanderAbhinandan. The nation’s prayers and thoughts are with him in this tough hour. May this stoic, dignified officer be back on Indian soil soon.

Milap# We all applauded the IAF yesterday and we are proud of them. Now let’s all pray for Wing Commander Abhinandan to return home safely and both countries to solve this situation without bloodshed on either side.

Hrithik Roshan# Such courage, dignity , honor and grace under pressure. My thoughts are with you #WingCommanderAbhinandan#respect

Huma Qureshi# Stay strong #WingCommanderAbhinandan I salute your dignity and calmness. It brought tears to my tears . Salute to you and your family !! An entire nation stands with you Sir!

Madhur Bhandarkar# I join millions of Indians in praying for safe return of WC #Abhinandan. Admire the courage with which he is facing the situation, calm, composed and strong. I appeal to the Pak Authorities to treat him well and ensure his quick and safe return to India.

Many videos surfaced of Abhinanadan in Pak custody. In one of the videos, Abhinandan told them who he was, gave them his service number, and identified himself as a Hindu. When a gruff voice demanded -- "What else?" -- Wing Commander Varthaman replied: "I'm sorry sir...that's all I'm supposed to tell you."