Big bashes cancelled following Mumbai blasts


Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani were ready with the first look of ‘Don 2: The Chase Continues’ and Mahesh Bhatt was set to celebrate the success of ‘Murder 2′ Wednesday (July 13) evening, but the filmmakers cancelled their plans following three bomb blasts in Mumbai, at Opera House, Zaveri Bazar and Dadar West which killed over 20 people.

The launch of the first look of the Shah Rukh Khan-Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Don 2′ was to be held 7.45 p.m. onwards at Cinemax, Andheri West, while the success party for Mohit Suri’s directorial ‘Murder 2′ was scheduled for 9 p.m. at the J.W. Marriot hotel in Juhu.

The ‘Murder 2″ success party, which was expected to be attended by lead pair Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandes, apart from director Mohit Suri, other crew members and celebrities from the film industry, was also cancelled as the news of the blasts flashed everywhere, and a high alert was issued.

In New Delhi, Aishwarya Rai requested officials of the French government to postpone an award ceremony where she was supposed to be honoured with a “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters”.