Indian Bollywood actress Nushrratt Bharuccha has safely returned to India after being stranded in Israel amid rising tensions between Israel and Palestine.
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Actress was Stranded After Losing Contact
Bharuccha had travelled to Israel in early October to attend the Haifa International Film Festival. Her film ‘Akelli’ was selected for screening at the festival. On October 7, after violence escalated between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, the actress took shelter in a basement. Her team revealed that afternoon they were last able to contact her around 12:30 pm local time.
After that communication, her team lost touch with the actress and were desperately trying to safely bring her back to India. Her team expressed relief when they finally managed to get in contact with the 38-year-old actress again.
Collaboration Between Team and Embassy Brings Actress Home
With help from the Indian Embassy, Bharuccha was able to make arrangements to return to India. Due to unavailable direct flights, she booked connecting flights. Her team did not share further details about her travels due to security concerns.
Bharuccha landed in India and her team confirmed she arrived home safely. They thanked God she returned unharmed.
Actress Was in Israel During Deadly Attacks
The actress found herself trapped abroad as hostilities rapidly escalated between Israel and Hamas. On October 7, Hamas launched surprise rocket attacks into Israel, resulting in the deadliest violence seen in decades.
Israel’s military reported over 5,000 rockets fired from Gaza. Israel retaliated forcefully against the Palestinian militant group. After almost 500 deaths and over 1,000 injuries, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed to continue retaliation against Hamas.
Relief as Actress Avoids Danger
The Bollywood community expressed relief as news spread of Bharuccha’s safe return home. The shocking violence put the actress in an alarming situation during her travels abroad.
Her team did not disclose any further details regarding her evacuation from Israel. For now, fans are grateful the famous actress avoided any direct danger and made it home safely as tensions continue rising between Israel and Palestine.
— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2023