After two days of uncertainty actor Ashish Chowdhry’s worst fears have come
true. His sister Monica and her husband are no more.
Not surprising, Ashish and his wife Shamita (who’s pregnant) remained
unavailable for comment.
But good friend Celina Jaitley who’s in Rajasthan couldn’t get over the tragedy.
“Almost everyone in that restaurant Tiffins at the Trident-Oberoi
including his sister and brother-in-law was gunned down. It was the first venue
of mayhem for the terrorists when they entered the Oberoi.”
However, Ashish and his family remained hopeful. “One girl from his sister’s
dinner group had run out and somehow fled from the attack out of the hotel.
However, she was heavily sedated and Ashish couldn’t get any information from
her and kept hoping against hope,” says Celina.
Apparently, on Thursday Ashish ended up getting the wrong information from the
Helpline services. Says Celina, “Poor Ashish. He rushed to the hospital, only to
see it wasn’t his sister. His hopes were even more dashed as hours turned into
With the confirmation coming in a pall of gloom has descended on Ashish’s
household. The actor’s mother has taken the only daughter’s death very badly.
Says Celina, “I didn’t know Ashish’s sister that well. But I know that they all
doted on her and her husband. What a terrible tragedy. Where will all this end?”
Exactly the question being asked by everyone.