Mumbai, April 16: As the news of a fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral broke out, Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Nimrat Kaur, Riteish Deshmukh and Arjun Kapoor among many others took to social media to voice their heartache on seeing the iconic 12th-century monument in flames.
A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday morning, while the Cathedral’s main structure, as well as its two towers, have been saved.
The fire began at around 6.30 p.m., on Monday and quickly caused the collapse of the Cathedral’s spectacular Gothic spire and the destruction of its roof structure, which dated back to the 13th century.
Here’s what the celebrities have tweeted:
Rishi Kapoor: Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral will survive! It has the good wishes and prayers of millions.
Arjun Kapoor: Devastated on seeing the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral… a piece of history turn to ashes. Our hearts are with the people of France.
Nimrat Kaur: One with everyone grieving for Notre Dame de Paris… can never forget the feeling of beholding the beauty of that sight when I first experienced it. Such a profound loss.
Riteish Deshmukh: This is a world tragedy Notre Dame -I have no words to express my sadness. To every Notre Dame lover – am so so sorry.
Raveena Tandon: Terrible. Terrible. This is a horrible loss to history and ancient heritage.
Swara Bhasker: Notre Dame heartbreaking!
Tamannaah Bhatia: She’s been around for over 800 years not just as a testament of our history but also place for many that found their peace, hope and faith in. This iconic monument is an inspiration to artists across the globe and it’s really sad to know that humanity has lost Notre Dame today.
Boman Irani: The Notre Dame tragedy is hard to watch. The people of France must be devastated. We hope and pray that its restoration will serve to heal.
Gul Panag: Waking up to visuals of the fire at Notre Dame.
Rahul Dholakia: Centuries of art, history, culture; the heartbeat of Paris; now in flames. It’s a tragedy for the world, not just for France Notre Dame on fire.
Mallika Sherawat: Shocked and saddened to see the iconic Notre Dame on fire, like millions of people all over the world I have so many fond memories of visiting the cathedral.
Vicky Kaushal shared a photo on his Instagram story and wrote, “Over 700 years old, The spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral.”
French President Emmanuel Macron said that France would launch a campaign to rebuild the cathedral, including through fundraising efforts and by appealing to “talents” from overseas to contribute, reported Reuters.
“We will rebuild it together. It will undoubtedly be part of French destiny and our project for the years to come,” Macron said.