Mumbai: Mumbaikars were reminded of the fateful 26 July deluge in 2005 when the rain gods went berserk on Tuesday.
While several people pointed out how the flooding saw exaggerated media coverage considering there were much more intense floods in Bihar and other parts of India recently, our Bollywood stars based in Mumbai can perhaps be forgiven for not tweeting then.
Most of the celebrities took to Twitter asking their fans to be safe and even shared helpline numbers for those who could be stranded.
From Dilip Kumar to Priyanka Chopra, most of them expressed their concern for fans in the situation.
May Allah keep all of you safe. #mumbaiRains. I've been told the authorities are doing their best to make it easy for you. God bless.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) August 29, 2017
BMC helpline 1916. Police Helpline 100..Home is the safest.. for most. Find shelter and give shelter. Be safe Mumbai #mumbairains— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 29, 2017
While I do this,alerts showing up on my phone about the rains in Mumbai.Please stay safe and take care everyone.— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) August 29, 2017
I saw the Mumbai police braving the rain and helping people I was also helped to reach home by some people that's why i say#mumbaimerijaan.— Varun PREM Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) August 29, 2017
Heard about the heavy rains in Mumbai!!! Please be safe.. And PLEASE make some room for stray dogs and cats in your buildings & compounds!— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) August 29, 2017
Guys please be careful 🙏 https://t.co/m0mw63ESm1— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) August 29, 2017
Not just that, many of them had to actually face a tricky situation when their cars got stuck in the waters.
Anupam Kher, Mahesh Bhatt and R Madhavan shared videos and pictures on social media to reveal how their cars got stuck in the waterlogged roads.
Bhatt went on to say that ‘generous strangers’ had to actually pull them out of their car and that two of his sisters almost drowned in the flood.
"We were pulled out of our car just in time by generous strangers." ( Khar West , Mumbai. 4:30 pm ) pic.twitter.com/XfxOiE4uXn— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) August 29, 2017
Wake up Mumbai !! This is the worst monsoon 'nightmare' !!! Just spoke to 2 of my sisters. They almost drowned in Khar West.— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) August 29, 2017
However, some celebrities also saw the funnier side in the chaotic situation with Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan sharing light-hearted tweets apart from the serious ones.
T 2531 -— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 29, 2017
" Mumbai real estate prices hit an all time high -
Every building is now sea facing."~🤣🤣🤣🤣 from Prasoon Pandey pic.twitter.com/YIHFScHmY4
Happy National Sports Day.
Today’s sport of choice is swimming. Enjoy! #MumbaiRains— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 29, 2017
Even Twitteratti were at their hilarious best and even trolled Sidharth Malhotra for his recent tweet where he tried to promote his film ‘A Gentleman’ while expressing solidarity with the people of Punjab and Haryana post the violence in the aftermath of the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
— Singhlacious ® (@pritpalsodhi) August 29, 2017
Stay safe, Mumbaikars. Hope you get to watch Sidharth Malhotra's movie.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) August 29, 2017