Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, who was to receive an honor from the French government on Wednesday asked officials to postpone the ceremony in the wake of the attacks in Mumbai. The actress has also maintained a minute's silence to mourn the dead.
"Thank you all for being here. The current situation has really upset and shocked everyone. I thank the French Embassy to be favorable, and given the delicate situation. They were kind enough to consider myself and the demand for my family to postpone the celebration of another time. We like the Indians can not go ahead and celebrate in such a situation, "Aishwarya told reporters at the event.
"Terrible explosions have shaken, but we are strong. They (the terrorists) should not let that get straight to succeed. You can not break, we all believe in a strong deep in the Indian people. She did not beat us. God bless, and Jai Hind ", said Aishwarya, who was accompanied by her actor-husband Abhishek Bachchan.
Bombay was hit by three explosions that killed at least 21 people died and more than 100 injured on Wednesday night.
The French ambassador Jerome Bonnafont said: "a series terrible explosion shook us all It seems that the time is not right that I pay his condolences, and the Indian people to know that the French government is with them ..."