- Riteish Deshmukh praised Constable Sudarshan Shinde for saving lives
- "Extremely proud of our Mumbai police," tweeted Riteish
- Constable Sudarshan saved eight lives
Mumbai Police commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar and mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar also praised Sudarshan Shinde for his efforts.
Many Bollywood stars including Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi and others tweeted and paid condolences to those who lost their lives in the tragic incident.
Among many who were killed in the massive fire, was Khushboo Mehta, who was celebrating her 29th birthday with her friends at the pub.
Of the tragic incident, Constable Sudarshan Shinde told NDTV: "There were many ambulances, fire engines and police cars. People were screaming and crying for help. Their loved ones were trapped. A huge fire on the terrace was visible from a distance. I saw that the firemen were using the exit stairs to go to the terrace and decided to join them."
Even as the photograph shows only him in action, he clarified, there were others, including the firemen, who helped pull victims out of danger.