|Bachchans shocked at Paa child artist's death in Nepal crash|
Child artist Taruni Sachdev had acted with Amitabh Bachchan in Paa.
KATHMANDU: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachhan have expressed shock over the death of child artist Taruni Sachdev, who played the former's school friend in Paa, in Monday's plane crash in Jomsom of Nepal.
Her mother Geeta Sachdev also died in the crash.
“Just reading that Taruni Sachdev the girl child artist in Paa, has perished in Nepal plane crash .. please god may this not be true,” Amitabh tweeted.
According to reports, Taruni had already featured in almost 50 ads and did a cameo in Paa.
As many as 13 Indian pilgrims and two Nepali crew pilots were killed as the Agni Air's 9N AIF Dornier plane crashed after its right wing hit the hillside near the airstrip in Jomsom. The pilots were trying to redirect the plane to Pokhara after detecting a technical fault in the plane.
Amitabh (69) has memories of Jomsom. “Jomsom, where the plane crash in Nepal took place is where we shot Khuda Gawah, a raw airfield and most difficult to land on,” posted Big B on his Twitter yesterday.
Abhishek Bachchan was equally saddened. "Shocked and very saddened to hear about the Nepal plane crash. Lost one of my cutest co-stars. Little Taruni Sachdev from PAA. Speechless," Abhishek tweeted.
Six people, including three Indians, two Danes and a Nepali air hostess, on board the ill-fated aircraft survived. One of the Indians is said to be in a critical condition.
The Indian tourists had chartered the plane from Pokhara to Jomsom for a pilgrimage to Muktinath, a sacred Hindu site in Mustang district of north-western Nepal.