Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh,Shilpa & Ajay Devgn, Akshay support Modi’s ‘Janata Curfew’
MUMBAI : Bollywood came out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he asked the nation to face the coronavirus pandemic with resolve and restraint.
After urging the country to observe March 22 as ‘Janata Curfew’ in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the Prime Minister also called for the services of lakhs of health and allied services personnel to be acknowledged on that day.
Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty were among the first to tweet to promote the Janata Curfew proposed by the PM. Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan have also tweeted their pledge to follow the PM’s instructions. The Bollywood stars have been actively spreading the word among their followers via social media.
Kamal Haasan also called upon his fellow Tamil actors like Rajinikanth, Ajith, Vijay and Suriya to support of the cause on March 22, Sunday. In the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Thursday (March 19, 2020). He urged the countrymen to be vigilant and avoid stepping out of their respective homes unless it is urgent.
He said that at 5 PM on March 22, 2020, the day of the Janata Curfew, from your homes, express gratitude to those working round the clock to keep India healthy (such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, municipal staff, armed forces, airport staff).
PM Modi in his address to the nation also appealed to private sector institutions to be sympathetic to their employees and not deduct their salaries as they have to cope with the situation. He added that keeping in mind economic challenges arising out of coronavirus, the government has decided to form COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force.
Coronavirus which first emerged in China’s Wuhan city has now spread across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, prompting the governments worldwide to take extraordinary measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Several movie and TV shoots have been cancelled or postponed in the wake of the deadly novel Coronavirus scare.