Tribune Web Desk
Mumbai, March 20
Bollywood stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan took to social media to applaud Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on ‘Janta curfew’ on Sunday.
“I applaud all fellow countrymen who work tirelessly to keep the essential services operational in such extenuating circumstances..BE ONE, BE SAFE, BE IN PRECAUTION!,” megastar Bachchan tweeted.
T 3476 -— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 20, 2020
मैं #JanataCurfew का समर्थन करता हूँ ,२२ मार्च , ७ से ९ बजे रात तक ,, मैं उन सबको हृदय से धन्यवाद देता हूँ , उनका अभिनंदन करता हूँ , उनकी सराहना करता हूँ , जो , देश वासियों के लिए जितने भी आवश्यक काम हैं उन्हें इन गम्भीर परोस्थितियों में भी , कार्यरत है संलग्न हैं 🙏❤️
“Fellow Indians, Namaskar. A short while ago, Our PM Saab, Modiji, requested all of us to show resolve & restraint in the face of COVID-19. Please also adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March by staying home. Stay Safe @PMOIndia @narendramodi #JantaCurfew,” Ajay Devgn tweeted.
Fellow Indians, Namaskar 🙏 A short while ago, Our PM Saab, Modiji, requested all of us to show resolve & restraint in the face of COVID-19. Please also adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March by staying home. Stay Safe 🙏@PMOIndia @narendramodi #JantaCurfew— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 19, 2020
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor “pledged” to follow the ‘Janta curfew’.
“The assuring words & calm demeanor of our leader honourable PM @narendramodi Ji gave me comfort. I pledge to follow your instructions Sir, and my respect to all the silent heroes for their relentless work in public interest,” said Hrithik.
The assuring words & calm demeanor of our leader honourable PM @narendramodi Ji gave me comfort. I pledge to follow your instructions Sir, and my respect to all the silent heroes for their relentless work in public interest. https://t.co/9yMlho6lQ1— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) March 19, 2020
Akshay, whose film ‘Sooryavanshi’ has been pushed due to the coronavirus scare, also hailed the PM’s speech.
“An excellent initiative by PM @narendramodi ji...this Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm let’s all join in the #JantaCurfew and show the world we are together in this. #SocialDistancing,” he wrote.
“Imp initiative by our Honorable PM @narendramodi with #jantacurfew Self-inflicted Quarantine and Staying at HOME on Sunday, March 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM is a measured and sensible way to protect from this pandemic by not creating panic yet acknowledging the gravity of the situation,” Johar tweeted.
Imp initiative by our Honorable PM @narendramodi with #jantacurfew Self-inflicted Quarantine and Staying at HOME on Sunday, March 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM is a measured and sensible way to protect from this pandemic by not creating panic yet acknowledging the gravity of the situatn— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 19, 2020
Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan also took to social media to deliver ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnaama’ style monologue about the importance of social distancing in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Aaryan was not the only celebrity to talk about being cautious against the pandemic but stood out with his style.
The actor, who shot to fame with his monologues, made a fervent appeal to his fans to heed the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who during an address to the nation on Thursday evening urged people to stay at home.
The target of the actor’s monologue were people who are treating social distancing and work from home as an excuse to mingle with others.
“It’s not the summer holidays, have some shame. IPL, NBA, Premier League, schools, colleges, everything is closed. Movie releases have been postponed, but you won’t stop,” the actor said in his monologue.
Aaryan said one should be ready as the virus spread could get bigger in the coming days.
He also asked people to, at least, take American immunologist, Anthony Fauci, seriously, who has advised people to stay at home.
“Don’t party, don’t travel or meet people, do Netflix, work from home, spend time with parents and trust each other” was the advice from Aaryan. — PTI
T 3468 - Concerned about the COVID 19 .. just doodled some lines .. in verse .. please stay safe .. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/80idolmkRZ— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 12, 2020
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