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“Rollercoaster Ride Of Emotions,” Nushrratt Bharuccha’s OFFICIAL STATEMENT on Her Israel Stranding Matter – TheFantasyTimes

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By Jitin Gambhir

“Rollercoaster Ride Of Emotions,” Nushrratt Bharuccha’s OFFICIAL STATEMENT on Her Israel Stranding Matter


Rollercoaster Ride Of Emotions Nushrratt Bharucchas OFFICIAL STATEMENT on Her

Nushrratt Bharuccha found herself stranded in Israel amidst the Hamas assault. She lost contact with her family and spokesperson for several hours before managing to reach the airport. Yesterday, she returned to Mumbai at around 2 p.m. and did not interact with the media present at the airport. Today, she released an official statement regarding the situation in Israel. Read her statement below:

The past week will be forever etched in my memory… a tumultuous journey of emotions, with the last 36 hours being the most unforgettable and challenging of my life.

On October 3, my producer, stylist, and I were flown to Haifa in Israel to attend the prestigious Haifa International Film Festival for the screening of our recent film, Akelli. We were accompanied by our Israeli co-actors, Tsahi Halevi and Amir Boutrous. After exploring historic places in Israel like Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bahá’í, and the Dead Sea for two days, we were about to conclude our trip with a celebratory dinner for the cast on the evening of Friday, October 6. During that evening, Tsahi, Amir, and I toasted to our film’s selection at the Haifa Film Fest, expressing our desire to visit each other again and potentially collaborate in the future. We bid farewell and prepared to fly back the next day.

However, Saturday morning brought a stark contrast to the previous evening’s celebration. We were awakened by the deafening sounds of bombs, blaring sirens, and overwhelming panic as we were hurriedly taken to a shelter in the basement of our hotel. It was only after a seemingly endless wait that we learned about the ongoing attack on Israel. The news was beyond anything we could have anticipated.

In a state of sheer terror, our immediate instinct was to reach the Indian Embassy, located just 2 km away from our hotel. However, it seemed impossible to cover that distance without any means of transportation, especially with the alarming sounds of explosions nearby. We soon discovered that Hamas militants had infiltrated several cities in Israel, terrorizing civilians and engaging in random acts of violence. The situation on the streets was extremely dangerous, with gunfire targeting vehicles. As we heard another siren, we were rushed back down to the basement shelter.

Gradually, it became evident that we might not be able to catch our scheduled flight back to India that night. We realized we might be stranded in a country engulfed in open warfare. Desperation took hold, and we reached out to anyone who could help us escape this unprecedented situation. Tsahi, who had previously served in the Israeli military, confirmed that Israel was indeed in a state of emergency and a full-blown war.

We closely monitored the official advisories from the Indian Government and maintained contact with the Indian and Israeli embassies for updates on the escalating situation. Their guidance proved invaluable.

We knew it was only a matter of time before flights would be canceled and Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv would be shut down. Our phone batteries were rapidly depleting, and our cellular network was becoming increasingly unreliable.

Being caught in the midst of a war in a foreign country was something none of us had ever imagined. However, unexpected assistance came from various sources: our Israeli co-actors, the Indian and Israeli embassies, the compassionate hotel staff, and miraculously, a selfless taxi driver who provided invaluable help during this extremely difficult and life-threatening period. We summoned all our courage and resolved to reach the airport and board any flight to a safe destination.

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Our journey from our Tel Aviv hotel was far from easy. Praying fervently and sometimes shedding tears, we clung to each other for support, determined to keep going until we finally reached Ben Gurion Airport. The waiting time between each boarding formality was excruciatingly tense. What would typically be a routine process became an uncertain and wholly unpredictable few hours, to say the least. With each delay announced, our hopes diminished, and our hearts sank further. The word “surreal” fails to capture the depth of our emotions when we finally took off.

As someone who narrowly escaped a war zone, I cannot express enough gratitude today. I am back home, safe with my family and loved ones. This experience has made me acutely aware of the safety and security that we often take for granted. I am profoundly thankful to the Government of India, the Indian Embassy, and the Israeli Embassy for their assistance and guidance in ensuring the safe return of my team and me. I would also like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all my well-wishers for their kind wishes and prayers for my safety.



Rollercoaster Ride Of Emotions Nushrratt Bharucchas OFFICIAL STATEMENT on HerNushrratt Bharuccha was stranded in Israel amidst the Hamas attack. She lost contact with her family and spokesperson for hours and then made it to the airport. She returned to Mumbai yesterday around 2 p.m. and did not speak to the media at the airport. Today, she released an official statement on the Israel matter. Read it below:

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..

My producer, stylist and I had been flown in to Haifa in Israel, on October 3, to attend the reputed Haifa International Film Festival for the screening of our recent film, Akelli, alongside my Israeli co-actors, Tsahi Halevi and Amir Boutrous. After two days of visiting all of Israel’s historic places, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bahá’í, the Dead Sea, we’d almost ended our trip with a celebratory dinner for the film’s cast on Friday night,Oct 6. That evening, Tsahi, Amir and I had toasted our film’s selection at the Haifa Film Fest, promised to visit each other, and possibly work together again. We’d said our goodbyes and were ready to fly back the next day.

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.

In a state of complete terror, our first impulse was to somehow reach the Indian Embassy, situated barely 2 km from our hotel, but a distance that seemed impossible to cover without any mode of transport whatsoever and only the dreadful sounds of explosions at very close range. We were then informed that Hamas militants had infiltrated several cities in Israel and were also out now on the roads, pulling civilians out of their homes and shooting people at random. Furthermore, there was open fire on vehicles on the roads and the situation out on the streets was ‘extremely dangerous’. Just then, we heard a second siren go off and were rushed back down into the basement shelter.

Soon realisation set in that we may actually not be able to make it to our scheduled flight back to India that night, and would most likely be stuck in a country that was now openly at war. This is when we began making desperate calls to everyone for help out of this unprecedented situation. When we connected with Tsahi, who too had customarily served in the Israeli military, it became clear that Israel was, in fact, in a state of emergency and engaged in a full-blown war.

We kept track of official advisories issued by the Indian Government and connected with the Indian and Israeli embassies for details about the escalating situation outside, who were extremely helpful in guiding us.

We knew then that it would be only a matter of time before flights would be cancelled and Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv would be shut down. Our phone batteries were fast running out and we were also beginning to lose cell network.

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 2 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.

Our journey out of our Tel Aviv hotel was not easy, to put it mildly… praying the whole time, even crying sometimes, we held onto each other for courage to keep on going, somehow making it to Ben Gurion Airport. The wait between one formality to the next for boarding a flight has never been more excruciating…what would otherwise have been routine was an uncertain and completely unpredictable few hours, to say the very least. With every small postponement announced, we despaired further, our hearts sinking again…surreal is a very weak word to describe how exactly we felt when we were finally airborne.

As someone who has barely escaped a war zone, I cannot be more grateful today…I’m back home and safe with my family and my loved ones. But with an experience that has made me immensely grateful for the safety and security that we almost take for granted. I am ever so grateful to Government of India, the Indian Embassy and the Israeli Embassy, for their help and guidance in bringing my team and me back safe. I would also like to thank each and every one of my well-wishers from the bottom of my heart for their wishes and prayers for my safety.

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