Coronavirus pandemic: Akshay Kumar, Kamal Haasan, Ajay Devgn urge citizens to participate in Janta Curfew

Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Hrithik Roshan among others had previously praised the PM's idea of Janta curfew to combat the coronavirus

FP Staff March 21, 2020 17:30:20 IST
Coronavirus pandemic: Akshay Kumar, Kamal Haasan, Ajay Devgn urge citizens to participate in Janta Curfew

Several stars from the Indian film industry, including Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Kamal Haasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Anil Kapoor have urged people to follow Janta Curfew on Sunday, as appealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The PM made a fervent appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting infected by the coronavirus and called for ''Janta curfew'' on 22 March from 7 am - 9 pm, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of the house.

While Akshay hailed the PM's decision for social distancing, Kamal Haasan tweeted that he fully supported the move to stay indoors on 22 March.

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Bachchan, who had earlier hailed Prime Minister's statement, took to Instagram and wrote, "Tomorrow #janatacurfew, 7 am to 9 pm. I shall abide and at 5 pm clap, ring bells, blow shankh, in gratitude and honour for them that continue to work on all the essential services despite extenuating circumstances."

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  Tomorrow #janatacurfew .. 7 am to 9 pm .. I shall abide and at 5 pm clap, ring bells , blow shankh, in gratitude and honour for them that continue to work on all the essential services despite extenuating circumstances 🙏🙏🙏🙏   A post shared by Amitabh Bachchan (@amitabhbachchan) on Anil Kapoor said he hopes everyone who has a choice is home or indoors.

"And for those who can't stay in, we will stay in for you. I would urge you all to follow the #JantaCurfew tomorrow from 7 am to 9 pm and at 5 pm, let's stand tall in solidarity in our own homes and show our appreciation loudly for those who are helping us fight the virus while risking their own lives! #SocialDistancing #StayHomeStaySafe," the actor said on Twitter.

Dharmendra also took to the microblogging site and said one must act according to PM's address. "You can’t kill, CORONAVIRUS with a gun. It is somewhere in the crowd. Wait and watch for another 15 days it will die its own death. Be at home, take it as an opportunity to get rid of some bad habits by doing yoga and exercise. Act according to Modi Ji's speech," Dharmendra tweeted.

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Celebrities such as Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Hrithik Roshan among others had previously applauded PM's statement on Janta Curfew.

Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 258 on Saturday after 35 fresh cases were reported in various parts of the country.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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