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As cyclone Amphan struck Odisha and West Bengal on Wednesday, Bollywood actors including Vicky Kaushal, Shabana Azmi and others prayed for people’s safety and minimum destruction. Kaushal expressed his concern over the situation after seeing some “terrifying videos” of the deadly cyclone from Kolkata. “Praying for the safety and well being of everyone residing in the regions affected by the cyclone,” the 32-year-old actor tweeted.
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Meanwhile, veteran actor Shabana Azmi took to Twitter and wrote: “Thinking of Bengal and Odisha .. Terrifying visuals on TV. May all stay safe.”
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Actor Riteish Deshmukh said that the visuals of cyclone Amphan are “devastating.” “Prayers for the safety and well-being of the people affected by it,” he tweeted.
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Singer Adnan Sami, too, extended his prayers for people’s safety and minimum destruction. Super cyclone Amphan has crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ with the speed of 155-165 Kmph gusting to 185 km per hour across Sunderban, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday. Many places in Odisha and West Bengal saw streets waterlogged, trees uprooted and houses damaged due to strong winds and heavy rain as Amphan battered the two states. Amphan has moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 27 kilometres per hour during the past six hours, and further weakened into a “cyclonic storm” and lay centred on Thursday over Bangladesh, the India Meteorological Department said in its bulletin.
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‘Piku’ director Shoojit Sircar, took to Twitter and said that he has never experienced such chilling winds. “Never before experienced this kind of chilling and devastating winds. Amphan Super Cyclone is huge. Praying for minimum damage and destruction,” he tweeted.
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On the other hand, Karan Johar also hopped on the social media platform to express his worry around the cyclone. “Can this year get any worse! Stay safe Bengal...All of us pray for your safety and protection .... #CycloneAmphan,” he tweeted.
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