Lyricist Javed Akhtar appealed for unity,"I am completely shocked and surprised. It is an unprecedented attack that the country has ever witnessed. It has turned out to be one of the most horrific attacks.
"...but there is no time to blame any system or any organisation. It is time to stand unitedly behind our security forces and flush out these culprits," Akhtar added.
Similar sentiments were echoed by national award winning director Rahul Dholakia, "It is insane! We need to sit down as a society and understand how to prevent this." The director of 'Parzania' also appealed for everyone to stick together in time of such crisis.
"Politicians should put aside their differences and agendas and think about India for a change. It is the time to show our grit and character to stand together and be one," Dholakia added.
"There is no end to such things unless we find the root cause of the problem," said actor Irrfan Khan.
The shooting of various films and serials have been cancelled as life stood still in the city.
Ajay Devgan and wife Kajol were to shoot for their animation film 'Toonpur Ka Superhero' in suburban Chembur but the programme has been called off, Devgan's spokesman said.
Shooting of several television serials have also been put on hold in view of the grim situation prevailing in the megapolis that have left at least 100 dead till now.
With a holiday declared in Mumbai today, heads of television channels have asked employees to stay indoors. "Television shootings are going slow. Many of them are not happening today," they added.