The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in a special message for the citizens on March 19, called for Janta Curfew today (March 22) to fight against the deadly and rapidly spreading Coronavirus. Coronavirus aka COVID-19 that came into knowledge after it impacted China and its neighbouring countries, has been titled as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. With India also affected, the Government requested people to stay at home safe as the next 10-15 days are extremely crucial. Soon after Mr. Modi announced Janta Curfew, Bollywood celebrities extended their support to him and the initiative.
Mr. Modi, under the initiative of Janta Curfew, asked the citizens to clap, blow a conch shell or use utensils to make noise as an ode to those who have been working tirelessly for the safety of the city. As the clock struck 5 pm, as instructed, Bollywood along with others, came out in their balconies to thank the authorities. The Bachchans- Amitabh, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya were the first ones to head to the balcony of their residence. Dressed in white, the family stood in solidarity with those working for the city's safety. Shweta Bachchan Nanda with her daughter Navya was also to be seen.
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Anil Kapoor was also clicked in his balcony at 5 pm today. The actor was seen clapping and cheering.
Shilpa Shetty joined the bandwagon too.
Chunky Panday with his wife Bhavana Pandey and daughter Ananya Panday was clicked near his window.
(Source: Viral Bhayani/ Instagram)