Abhinandan Returns: Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan Lead Bollywood in Welcoming Him
After many anxious hours, Abhinandan is finally back in India. He was captured by Pakistan.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was captured on Wednesday. (Illustration by Mir Suhail/News18)
The breathless countdown for the homecoming of Abhinandan — who became the centrepoint of escalating tensions between the two fractious neighbours with his capture after his plane was downed — began on Thursday when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in parliament that he would be released the following day as a gesture of peace.
With the rest of India, Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan and Dia Mirza also welcomed Abhinandan.
Here is what they tweeted:
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 1, 2019
Welcome back home #WelcomeBackAbinandan a true hero. These humane actions give hope that all humanity is not lost. Bharat mata ki Jai
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 1, 2019
Welcome home Abhinandan! आपकी वीरता सर आँखों पर! Inspiration to our whole nation . Jai Hind 🇮🇳✊
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 1, 2019
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) March 1, 2019
We salute your valour and the entire nation is extremely proud of you Wing Commander Abhinandan… Welcome home 🙂
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) March 1, 2019
India unites to welcome the braveheart back to his homeland! With pride in our hearts & a smile on our faces, #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan!
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) March 1, 2019
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