Abis Rizvi, Istanbul attack, Bollywood film producer
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Bollywood film producer and CEO of Rizvi Builders, Abis Rizvi, was among the victims in the New Year's eve attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul. Several celebrities paid tribute to the son of former Rajya Sabha MP Akhtar Hasan Rizvi on social media.

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At least 39 people were killed in the massacre, including two Indians – Abis, and a girl named Khushi Shah from Gujarat. The New Year celebration turned disastrous when a gunman opened fire at random at party revellers in the nightclub, located on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus waterway on New Year's eve.

Twitterati paid tribute to all the people who were killed in this attack. Bollywood celebrities, including many who knew Abis, also posted condolence messages. Abiz was a Bollywood producer, who had made the film, Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans, in 2014.

Actress Raveena Tandon paid a visit to Abis' family, while actor Raza Murad told ANI that Abis' death was a loss to the film industry. "The perpetrators of this attack should not only be condemned. They should also be shot at. Rizvi, a budding filmmaker, what was his fault, why was he shot at. This is extremely unfortunate his death is a loss to this industry," Murad told ANI.