LOS ANGELES: The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan has paid condolences to the victims and their families of deadly cinema hall rampage in Denver of
The mishap, in which a masked man opened fire at a midnight premiere of the latest Batman film, happened in the morning of July 20. The suspect reportedly claimed to be the fictional archenemy of Batman during the investigation and told police he was ‘the Joker’.
Nolan expressed grief over the incident, which left 12 people dead and 59 injured, reports contactmusic.com. “I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community,” Nolan said.
“I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me,” he added.
The film’s distribution company Warner Bros Pictures has now cancelled the premiere in Paris and France.
Meanwhile, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan expressed shock over the news of the mass shooting.
“Each day something disturbing appears. Saw live footage of Colorado killings... gunman dressed as Batman saying he was ‘the Joker’,” Big B tweeted.
The incident has shocked people across the world and Indian celebrities, including actress Madhuri Dixit, who stayed in Denver after her marriage in 1999, and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, have condemned it.
“My heart goes out to the families,” tweeted dixit.