‘Jannat’ director Kunal Deshmukh ‘safe’ in quake-hit Nepal

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Mumbai: Bollywood director Kunal Deshmukh was in Kathmandu when the 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. He is safe and awaiting his return to Mumbai.

“Just talked to Kunal & Sonali. They r both sitting on the Kathmandu runway waiting for an aircraft to carry them back HOME,” filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt posted on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Bhatt tweeted: “Can someone help us search Kunal Deshmukh (director of my film ‘Jannat’) in Kathmandu? He was living in the Gorkana Forest Resort.”

In response, producer Ashvini Yardi and former Balaji Telefilms CEO Tanuj Garg had confirmed that Deshmukh is fine.

Yardi shared: “Sir, Kunal is safe..Just spoke to his grandma he has gotten in touch with her..@MaheshNBhatt.”

Garg also confirmed Deshmukh’s safety: “@MaheshNBhatt He texted me this morning that he is safe and is figuring a way to return to Mumbai. This is as of 9 a.m.”

The quake that shook Nepal on Saturday has already left 2,123 people dead, according to police.

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