Parineeti Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Pooja Bhatt disgusted as dead bodies found in rivers, say 'this will haunt us for generations to come'


On Monday, around 45 dead bodies in a decomposed stage were found on the banks of the Ganga in Buxar district, and the district administration claimed the bodies were from the upstream districts of Ghazipur, Varanasi or Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. After Bihar’s Buxar, around two dozen bodies have been found on the banks of the Ganga at adjoining Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, some of which have been partially cremated and then thrown into the river.

Reacting to the shocking development, amidst the deadly second wave of COVID-19 that is leading to several deaths every day, Bollywood actors have expressed grief and disgust. Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Pooja Bhatt, Divyendu Sharma, Urmila Matondkar, Jaaved Jaaferi and Shekhar Suman have condemned the terrible act. 

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In a tweet, Farhan on Wednesday said the pandemic cannot be done away without making the "system" accountable for its failure. "The news of scores of bodies being discovered floating in rivers and washed up on its banks is absolutely heartbreaking. The virus will be defeated someday but there has to be accountability for these failures in the system. Until then, the pandemic chapter is not closed!" the actor-filmmaker wrote.

Those bodies floating in rivers were lives lived; they were somebody’s mother, daughter, father or son. How would you feel if you were on that riverbank and saw your mother floating by?? UNTHINKABLE. Monsters," Parineeti wrote on Twitter.

Actor and Shiv Sena politician Urmila Matondkar referred to the act of dumping bodies in the Ganga as tragic and inhuman. "Over 100 dead bodies of suspected Covid fatalities dumped in Ganga. Tragic... brutal.. inhuman beyond belief. Om Shanti #IndiaCovidCrisis," she wrote on Tuesday evening after a news channel report from Buxar district.

Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt shared a stinging comment on the current state of affairs as she regrammed a news report on the issue. "You can fudge the data.. how do you hide the bodies? This will haunt us for generations to come," the Bombay Begums star captioned her Instagram post on Tuesday night.

Jaaved Jaaferi wrote, "This is tragic and horrific," sharing a news article on the Covid-19 panic caused when 40 bodies were discovered on the banks of Ganga at Buxar earlier this week.

Shekhar Suman said the visuals from his home state mirrored the "apocalypse". "We don't deserve this. We don't. Frightening ,horrifying to say the least. God plz save us from this cataclysm (sic)" the Patna-born actor tweeted.

Mirzapur star Divyenndu said the country was in a "state of emergency". "Dead bodies found floating in Ganga!!! Yeh kahan se kahan aa gaye hum.. (Where have we come?) Now, Uttarakhand is going through crisis, like most of our states!! We are in a State of EMERGENCY," he wrote.

(Source: Twitter)