Bollywood supports lockdown
As the nation struggles in the midst of an unprecedented shutdown, Bollywood has come together to advocate adherence to the lockdown to aid the government in the fight against COVID-19
Mumbai: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days on Tuesday evening to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, B-Town took
to social media to express their support and urge citizens to cooperate and stay indoors.
Veteran Bollwood star Dilip Kumar tweeted: "Dawa bui, dua bhi, Pehle kuch faasla bhi
Woh kareem hai raheem hai
Aur wahi mushkil kusha bhi...
My sincere appeal to all of you, #StayHome and obey the #CoronavirusLockdown. God bless us all."
Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt shared on Twitter: "We are now at a collective turning point, where we must stop, listen and help the government implement the 21 days all India lockdown. The time of great fear requires solidarity,humanity, sacrifice & hope. Not hysteria & rumour mongering. #21daysLockdown"
Lyricist and censor board chairperson Prasoon Joshi tweeted: "#IndiaFightsCorona. In this war, restraint will be our weapon,stillness will be our defence,distance will be the sign that we deeply care.Have to fight it with new rules. #CoronavirusLockdown"
Shahid Kapoor shared on Instagram: "Be at home. Stay safe. Stay mentally, emotionally and physically strong. Spread love. Have faith. Pray often. Speak to all those who matter daily. Meditate. Read. Cook. See the sky turn bluer everyday. 21 days. Will pass. Keep it real and make it count you all."
Shahid's brother, actor Ishaan Khatter urged: "To all my friends.. everybody that this post reaches. We've got this. Let's not panic. Let's look out for each other. Let's find ways to help one another. This is the time for resilience, patience and consideration. I promise to do my part. Please do yours, don't step out for anything that is not essential. Don't put others and yourself at risk. We will come out of this stronger. Prayers, LOVE and energies for everybody #21dayslockdown #quarantineshave"
Randeep Hooda tweeted: "#CoronavirusLockdown : If we don't follow guidelines for the next 21 days, days after that could be even more challenging. Let's follow what prime minister @narendramodi advised in his address and stay safe. Also, essential services will be operational. Please don't put yourself at risk by overcrowding shops to stock up. #Covid19India"
Vaani Kapoor expressed: "The next 21 days of the #CoronavirusLockdown announced by the Hon'ble Prime Minister @narendramodi ji is of utmost importance. It may seem hard, but it's absolutely important for us to stay home to help contain the spread of the virus."
Aditi Rao Hydari tweeted: "21 day lockdown. Let's be responsible and stay home. if we don't we're in for big trouble and could have an even longer lockdown as well as a catastrophic economy. Help us help ourselves. 21 days of discipline is all it takes- pleeeeease! Let's do this #CoronavirusLockdown"
Arjun Kapoor urged everyone: "#CoronavirusLockdown is for next 21 days,
we all know it's hard but it's for us, it's for our safety. Stay home and stay safe. Please do follow the rules laid down by our Hon'ble Prime Minister @narendramodi ji"
Singer Shreya Ghoshal shared: "#CoronavirusLockdown for 21 days announced by @narendramodi in his speech today. We can do this India!! Let's stay positive and sincere to this effort! #StayHome."
Even though most Bollwood celebs support the 21 days lockdown decision, actress Aahana Kumra feels the government should have given some more time to the panicking citizens to stock up during this crisis period.
She tweeted: "I feel the government needs to give some more time for people to stock up!? I understand and applaud the governments efforts to combat the #coronavirus but this is panic is going to create more #COVID?19 patients than ever! #SocialDistancing !? #CoronavirusLockdown."
Many like actress Esha Deol shared the government's guidelines in their tweet. "Don't panic the following daily essentials are going to be available during the #21daysLockdown let's obey our honourable @narendramodi ji"
Requesting everyone not to waste food and water, actress Bidita Bag shared on Instagram: "We don't know for how long the lockdown will last. So every resource is critical and essential. Kindly restrict the number of items in meals and try for zero wastage of food and water please."
Big B pens a poem
Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has penned a poem urging citizens to cooperate during the 21 days nationwide lockdown.
Taking to social media, Amitabh Bachchan shared a self-penned poem on the subject. The veteran actor wrote on his blog: "the nation listens .. I listen and convert to verse .. its pathetically bad, but it is an attempt .."
Then he shared the poem written in Hindi, which reads: "Hath hain jodte vinamrata se aaj hum, sune adesh pradhan ka, sada tum aur hum, yeh bandish jo lagi hai, jeevdayee banegi, 21 dino ka sankalp nishchit corona dafnayegi."
Talking about the present situation of the country, the actor further wrote: "the stillness resounds .. sounds unheard heard , the birds and other .. a silent country .. now for another 21 days , isolated , in the homes, in the confines of room .. family discussion debate .. face timed in all , often within the stipulated metre distance from the CvD19 regulations .. for another 21 days be stipulated , with hope and prayer that it diminishes and dissolves away."
Kartik raps on Coronavirus
Actor Kartik Aaryan turned rapper with a new song he has made on the outbreak of COVID-19. Kartik took to Twitter, where he uploaded a video that shows him rapping. In the clip he shares the do's and dont's during the pandemic.
He captioned: "Jab tak Ghar nahin baithoge, main yaad dilaata rahunga! #CoronaStopKaroNa #CoronaRapKaroNa Keep spreading the word."
This is not the first time Kartik has tried something quirky to spread the awareness for COVID-19.
Earlier, Kartik, who shot to fame with the famous monologue in his 2011 debut film Pyaar Ka Punchnama', has came up with a new monologue in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
'Have you lost it?'
Akshay Kumar can't figure out why some people will not take the concept of lockdown seriously in the time of COVID-19 pandemic, as is apparent in a new video the Bollywood superstar has posted.
"Have some people lost it? Who all are not understanding the meaning of lockdown? Lockdown means you are supposed to stay at home, with your family and not roaming around in the streets. Are you trying to show how brave you are by stepping out? It is not going to help. You will end up landing in the hospital and affect your family as well. Nobody will be safe if you behave in a careless manner. I'm requesting you with folded hands please use your brain," Akshay says in the video.
The actor continues: "I perform stunts in films, blow cars and hang from helicopters but this disease is not a joke, the world is going through an extremely difficult situation. You can be your family's hero but be a real Khiladi of life by staying at home. Stay at home till the government advises you to. This will help you and your family stay safe. We have waged a war against corona, we have to defeat it and we don't have a choice. Wash your hands regularly and please stay put at your homes."
Sharing the video on Instagram, Akshay Kumar wrote: "At the risk of sounding repetitive, sharing my thoughts...there is a lockdown for a reason. Please don't be selfish and venture out, you're putting others lives at risk. ? #StayAtHomeSaveLives."