Coronavirus in Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar Laud PM Narendra Modi's Janta Curfew
Coronavirus in India has reached 206 cases. PM Narendra Modi asked for a 'Janta Curfew'
Coronavirus, a pandemic, has created a massive state of emergency across the globe. Originating from China, the virus has now spread across 180 countries. There are over 252,014 cases right now with 10,405 individuals who have recovered and 89,055 have passed away from the virus. India right now has 206 cases and 5 people have died.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has asked for a 'Janta Curfew' on March 22, Sunday, where he has implored everyone to stay home.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 19, 2020
Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan have spoken up in support of the #JantaCurfew.
Many other actors such as Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and Rishi Kapoor have supported the initiative.
Looking forward to! pic.twitter.com/d53d64dfkO— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 19, 2020
Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. pic.twitter.com/UNMi2xQbbz— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 20, 2020
There are however, individuals on social media, who have pointed out at the mass message and tweeted the exact same thing across the board.
Kuch toh gadbad hai... pic.twitter.com/vtN8IF61kC— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) March 19, 2020
Whereas some have also raised the issue of the PM not addressing the right issues.
Social media reactions on PM Narendra Modi's Janta Curfew initiative
Many Bollywood stars have offered support to the initiative. Within Bollywood, production houses have stopped shooting and have set up a relief fund for daily wage workers. Many are sharing positive social media messages for people to 'stay at home' during this crucial time. Films such as Sooryavanshi and '83 have also been posptponed.
Ranveer Singh's film '83 was supposed to release on April 12 but has been postponed.
Recently released films such as Baaghi 3 and Angrezi Medium are also looking at re-releasing since they released at a time when the virus was beginning to spread across the world. Due to the quarantine measures and isolation, the films did not do a lot of business. In other global entertainment news, Cannes Film Festival was also postponed as were various other concerts and films. Many Bollywood stars are now in self-isolation and are also encouraging everyone to stay home.