Pahlaj Nihalani plans a special event to laud the bravehearts
On behalf of the Mumbai film and television industry, a special event is being planned to honour those who valiantly gave up their lives during the terror ordeal in the city.
Says producer Pahlaj Nihalani, "We are working out the details but it will be held shortly. It will be our eloquent 'tribute Ã¢ÂÂsalute' to all the bravehearts who saved Mumbai. We expect everyone who is part of the industry, and in the city on the day, to attend which will recognise the daring actions of the commandos, the police-officers and constables, fire-brigade personnel, and the hotel staff."
Nihalani had worked closely with the late ATS chief Hemant Karkare during the annual Mumbai Police Welfare Diwali Melaava film stars night every year.
The producer remembers Karkare as an ever-smiling person with a calm demeanour, "For the past four years, I had been interacting with him. This time, on November 2, he was actively yet discreetly supervising the arrangements at the Diwali Melaava, which had a turnout of over 50 showbiz celebs. So overwhelmed was he when artistes like Dharmendra, Shah Rukh Khan. Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra turned up for the event that he asked me to convey his personal thanks to all those who he could not get to meet."
The event which began with Karkare lighting the traditional lamp on stage, is expected to be telecast this month-end.