Bollywood Sends Prayers via Twitter to Japan

Photo: Koichi Kamoshida, Bloomberg

Photo: Koichi Kamoshida, Bloomberg

After an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami struck Japan on Friday, hundreds have been left dead and over 10,000 are reportedly missing. Moreover, 2.5 million homes were without electricity on Sunday, and up to 500,000 were without water.Here’s how you can help Japan:

  • Text “REDCROSS” to the American Red Cross at 90999 to donate $10. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit the American Red Cross web site.
  • Text “JAPAN” to 20222 to donate $10 via Save the Children, a relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children. You can also call 1-800-728-3843 or visit the Save the Children donation web site.
  • To make a donation to the International Medical Corps, which sends relief teams and supplies to the area, call 1-800-481-4462 or visit the International Medical Corps web site.
  • Text “JAPAN” to 50555 to donate $10 through your cell phone to Global Giving, or visit the Global Giving web site.
  • Donate to Convoy of Hope’s children feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing by texting “TSUNAMI” to 50555 to donate $10 or donate online at


Personalities across India also pledged their support for Japan — many names from Bollywood immediately extended their prayers and well wishes via Twitter. Here’s what they had to say:

Amitabh Bachchan
The horror of the devastation in Japan !! Our prayers for those that suffer .. may it bring them some comfort and healing !!

Abhishek Bachchan
Control room has been established in the Embassy of India, Tokyo which can contacted on phone numbers 00813 32622391- 97

Madhuri Dixit
Can u believe another quake and tsunami? My heart goes out to them.

Juhi Chawla
Haven’t had the heart to put on the t v and watch the news of the devastation in japan don’t wish to see more sadness ..a sincere Heartfelt prayer to god …god be kind .. God be merciful

Lata Mangeshkar
Shocked and deeply distressed! Massive earth quake and Tsunami hits heart is going out to the people of Japan..very disturbed!

Bipasha Basu
One of the worst calamities has hit Japan. May the departed souls rest in peace.God bless the world

Aftab Shivdasani
Shocking visuals of the earthquake in japan.. Omg! 8.8 on the richter scale.. Tsunami warning alert issued..Dreading the loss of life there

Riteish Deshmukh
Prayers for all in Japan- shocked to see the horrific pics of the earthquake n the tsunami

My heart goes out to Japan.Having lived thru one in Chennai I can’t even imagine how this must be.

Lisa Ray
Deeply saddened by news of natural disaster in Japan. Been incommunicado all of today, but am sure many are galvanised to act…

Neha Dhupia
Prayers for #Japan.

Genelia D’Souza
Terribly devastated wit all d visuals of d situation in japan, hope n pray it gets better n dos sufferin find solace n comfort soon

Amrita Arora
Prayers for every1 in Japan..Heartbreaking!

Anupam Kher
My heartfelt prayers for the victims of earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Mahesh Bhatt
Brother from Tokyo:80% of buildings r safe,water,power ok! Cell line is bust but cell emails r on!

Arshad Warsi
The visuals of the Tsunami in Japan are devastating… Mother earth is warning us…

Madhur Bhandarkar
Shocking visuals on TV, inexplicable fury of nature,praying for the victims in Japan,hope things get better soon!

Shazahn Padamsee
Shocked with the tsunami in Japan… Watching the news- images are so disturbing. My prayers for all the families affected :-(

Mugdha Godse
Prayers for Japan…Nature god pls be kind on Humans!!!

Shruti Haasan
Woke up late to see the devastating news about japan:(lets all pray for japan and its people..sending love,healing and hope to them

Minissha Lamba
Just got off a plane to news of d #tsunami in japan!how d world changes in just two hours.All our collective prayers to d ppl of japan!

Neil Nitin Mukesh
Prayers for all in JAPAN. Heard about the Earthquake and Tsunami.

Ashish Chowdhry
Can’t believe what’s happenin in Japan.Feel so weak n helpless.Can’t say ‘God help them’,cause dunno who does this in d 1st place..

Kunal Kohli
Terrible earthquake and tsunami hits japan.

Mandira Bedi
A tsunami devastates Japan as an earthquake measuring 8.4 hits the country & its coastline.. Prayers and hope for all those affected..

Vishal Dadlani
To the earth, earthquakes are just a shrug. Tsunamis are just little ripples for the ocean. Wise up. We don’t own the earth, she owns us.