Bipasha Basu had a very personal bad experience on Mumbai's date with horror- 26/11. In fact she was caught in one of the blasts as terrorists rampaged hotels and public places of Mumbai. She's said, "It happened at Vile Parle as I crossed the area. There was mayhem on the road as my staff and I sat huddled in our car wondering what to do next. Should we go forward? Or go back? I told my driver to drive in the middle of the road as fast as possible."
She says she's been so extremely affected by 26/11 that she hasn't spoken to anyone about it until now. She also adds, "I thought this movement would die down after the first few days. But now I feel it's not losing momentum. And I'm very happy about that. The media is playing a very important part in keeping the movement against terrorism alive. I must admit I thought it would be over after one Sunday. That's why I kept quiet.
I just hope it continues. If the people's voice continues to be heard whichever government comes into power will be forced to pay heed and provide us with basic security. Sure, our economy is booming and the industries are doing well. But what do we do without security in Mumbai? If the financial capital of India which generates the maximum taxes is hit, how do we sustain global confidence in our country?" She can't believe that ten terrorists could do this to Mumbai and she thinks it's a shame for the entire country.
She's also said, "I went out socially for the first time this week. Life must go on. The important thing is to not forget the lessons that we've learnt from 26/11. Now I feel far less defeated far more optimistic about the future than I did the first few days after Mumbai was attacked. Mumbai won't forget. We have Zero security in the country. Otherwise how could there be continuous blasts all over the city for so many hours? And if the detonated RDX had not been discovered in time, it could have been worse."
She says Neeraj Pandey's A Wednesday after 26/11 is sensitive and very prophetic. Let's hope her thoughts give hopes and solace to lots of sad and worried citizens!