‘Jannat’ director waiting to return from quake-hit Nepal

New Delhi: Bollywood director Kunal Deshmukh, who was in Kathmandu when the devastating earthquake hit the Himalayan nation, is still stuck there and waiting at the airport to return to Mumbai.

In a text message to IANS, Deshmukh’s friend and former Balaji Telefilms CEO Tanuj Garg said: “He (Deshmukh) is stuck at the Kathmandu airport right now and figuring a way of returning. He is hoping to return ASAP.”

Garg then also took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the news. The post stated: “@kunal_deshmukh is still stuck at the KTM airport, figuring a way back home: note to media. #NepalEarthquake”.

On Sunday, actor Emraan Hashmi also updated the location of the director and shared some images sent to him by Deshmukh from the Tribhuvan International Airport.

“Jst got a pic from kunal deshmukh. He is at the airport trying to board the IAF flight out of kathmandu this evening,” he wrote.

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Nepal on Saturday, has left at least 3,218 people dead and around 6,500 injured. The tremors were felt across India as well leaving the people panic stricken.