‘We were woken up…’: Nushrratt Bharuccha drops official statement post returning to India from war-hit Israel

Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha, who recently returned to India after being stranded in Israel amid the conflict with Hamas, has released an official statement detailing her experience.

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Apeksha Juneja

Updated on Oct 10, 2023   |  10:10 PM IST  | 

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Nushrratt Bharuccha shares official statement after being stuck in Israel (Pic Courtesy: Akshat Rastogi/Nushrratt Bharuccha Instagram)

Key Highlight

  • Nushrratt Bharuccha was recently stuck in Israel amid ongoing conflict with Hamas

  • The actress has now returned to India safely

  • Nushrratt shared an official statement about the incident and thanked the authorities for their help

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of death, violence, combat and physical abuse.

Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha recently underwent a harrowing experience when she found herself stranded in Israel amid the ongoing conflict sparked by an attack from the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Nushrratt has safely returned to India and has released an official statement detailing her experience. In the statement, she expresses gratitude towards the authorities and provides insights into the challenging situation she faced.

Nushrratt Bharuccha shares official statement after returning from war-hit Israel

On Tuesday, October 10, Nushrratt Bharuccha shared an official statement on her Instagram, beginning with, “The last week will forever remain etched in my memory…a rollercoaster ride of emotions, the final 36 hours of which will remain the most unforgettable and daunting of my life…”

Nushrratt had been in Israel to attend the premiere of her movie Akelli at the Haifa International Film Festival alongside her co-stars Tsahi Halevi and Amir Boutrous. She narrated how their trip, almost concluding with a celebratory dinner on October 6, took a drastic turn the next day.

Describing the sudden change in atmosphere, she said, “But Saturday morning was nothing like the previous evening’s celebration. We were woken up to the deafening sounds of bombs going off, a blaring siren, and complete and utter panic as we were all rushed down into a ‘shelter’ in the basement of our hotel. It was only when we emerged from in there, after what seemed like an endless wait, that we learnt that Israel was under attack. Nothing could have prepared us for this news.”

Discussing the assistance they received, Nushrratt added, “Caught in the middle of a war in a foreign country was hardly something any of us had envisaged. But this was also when help had come in for us from completely unexpected quarters: calls from our Israeli co-actors, guidance from the Indian and Israeli embassies, the kind staff at the hotel and, most miraculously, a taxi driver who selflessly helped us at this most difficult and life-threatening time of our lives! We mustered all the courage we could find and picked ourselves up to somehow get to the airport and take any flight out to any country we could manage to.”

Read Nushrratt’s full statement here:

Nushrratt Bharuccha thanked authorities in a video message

Sharing a video, Nushrratt stated, “Hi everyone. I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to everyone for their messages, for their prayers, for their wishes. I am back, I am home, I am safe, I am fine.”

Expressing gratitude towards the authorities, she said, “I wanna take this moment and say thank you to the Government of India, say thank you to the Indian embassy, say thank you to the Israel embassy for guiding us, for advising us and making it possible for me to come back home to my country safe and sound. I also wanna take a moment to extend prayers and wishes to the people still stuck in the war and I really hope for peace very soon.”

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