London: Bollywood star Aamir Khan has opened up about the horrors he witnessed after the earthquake that devastated Gujarat a decade ago.
The 7.9 magnitude quake killed more than 20,000 people and destroyed 400,000 homes.
Recalling the horror, Aamir said he went into complete shock when he learnt that a very big earthquake had hit his "friends" in Bhuj.
The quake, which occurred on 26 January 2001, had its epicentre near Bhuj in Kutch district - the same town where he shot the Oscar-nominated film ``Lagaan``.
The "scared and panicked" actor thought, "Who out of these hundreds of people, had survived?"
Aamir said it was a saddening sight, reports the BBC.
"I was going to meet people whose lives and homes had been destroyed. People who had lost everything they had. How would I meet them and reach out to them? I was traumatized," he said.
"We went back to the place we``d lived, but the building had collapsed. Bhuj was still in very bad shape, the market place, homes, buildings were destroyed. A lot of cleaning up had happened, but so much more needed to be done.
"It made me realize what they``ve been through," he said.