Celina shares friend Ashish Chowdhary’s grief at sister’s death

November 29th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Celina Jaitley is a good friend of actor Ashish Chowdhary, who lost his sister and brother-in-law in the Mumbai terror attacks and she now asks a question that is in the minds of many Indians - “Where will all this end?”"I didn’t know Ashish’s sister that well. But I know that they all doted on her and her husband. What a terrible tragedy. Where will all this end?” Celina told IANS.

Ashish’s sister Monica Chhabaria and her husband, who had gone to the Oberoi Trident Hotel Wednesday for dinner, were killed in the terrorist attack. The couple had gone to the Tiffin restaurant of the hotel, which was among the 10 places the terrorists attacked Wednesday night.

Ashish, recently seen in the film “EMI”, was waiting since Wednesday night for a word on the wellbeing of his sister and her husband, but he broke down when he came to know that they were brought out of the hotel by security forces Friday.

Celina said that Ashish went through several ups and downs in the period of uncertainty before the tragic news of Monica’s death reached him. He and his family had remained hopeful that they would somehow survive the ordeal.

“One girl from his sister’s dinner group had run out and somehow fled from the attack out of the hotel. However, she was heavily sedated and Ashish couldn’t get any information from her and kept hoping against hope,” Celina said.

Apparently on Thursday Ashish ended up getting wrong information from helpline services. He was told that his sister was in hospital.

“Poor Ashish. He rushed to the hospital, only to see it wasn’t his sister. His hopes were dashed as hours turned into days.”

According to the security forces, all diners at Tiffin that night were killed in terrorist firing.

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