Peshawar massacre: Amitabh Bachchan says his feelings indescribable

Published December 18, 2014
Amitabh Bachchan. – Photo credit: newindianexpress.com
Amitabh Bachchan. – Photo credit: newindianexpress.com

The dastardly attack on Army Public School in Peshawar has left many Bollywood greats in a state of shock. In his blog, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan said that instead of sympathising, the world should pray for the survivors and victims.

The veteran actor posted: "I can reconcile with my mind... I can reconcile with my body... I can reconcile with idiocy... I can reconcile with victory and defeat... but how does one reconcile with the tragedy and the horror of the children in Peshawar, Pakistan...

“Life goes on as does the wheel of fortune... moving endlessly on its axis of all what life and the heavens purported to bless us with... but when you look back, it is time for you to look forward... the horror does not need any accreditation... it does not need attention or sympathy... right now it needs only prayer and thoughts with those little ones.”

Feeling the pain and agony, the 72-year-old wrote: "Going about our daily work is ridden with the thoughts of those that perished... those that shall never see their homes again… those who went to educate themselves, to learn, to understand, to live... and they all ended up a heap of... it is difficult even to talk about it…"

He further wrote: "It is difficult to even begin to describe what our feelings should be, for all that we can possibly perceive is that a prayer and comfort is all that we should be giving to those that survived.”

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