Bollywood actor’s sister trapped in Mumbai’s Oberoi Trident Hotel

November 27th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Among the many people who are awaiting the release of their family members from the clutches of the terrorists here is Bollywood actor Ashish Chaudhary, whose sister and brother-in-law are held hostage at the Oberoi Trident Hotel.”My sister Monica and her husband have been inside the hotel along with maybe 40 other hostages. They came here for dinner last night, but now they are not answering any calls,” he told a news channel Thursday.

“My parents have been here since last night and when we last heard from them, they told us that they have seen two terrorists and have heard a lot of gun shots. I didn’t come at night fearing there will be panic, but since morning I have been standing here, waiting for them to be released,” he added.

Mumbai saw an audacious terror attack where terrorists went on the rampage, killing at least 101 people and injuring over 250 since Wednesday night. On target were high profile landmarks, including the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, Oberoi Trident Hotel, Metro Theatre and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) railway station.

Ashish, who was recently seen in the film “EMI”, is worried since he is unable to get any information on his sister and her husband’s well being. He added though the situation seems calm, “it must be tough inside”.

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