9 Baje 9 Minute: Kartik Aaryan, Shraddha Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor and Kriti Sanon support PM Modi's initiative by lighting candles and diyas


The alarming spread of Coronavirus has confined the citizens of India to their homes. With a complete lockdown announced till April 14, everyone is locked inside their houses. Now, with nearly one week left for the shutdown to lift, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi engaged his countrymen by asking them to light a candle, diya or mobile flashlight for nine minutes at 9 pm today. A measure to show unity, the activity has been receiving a great response, just like the janta curfew that took place on March 22. 

Kartik Aaryan lit diyas at his residence. The actor, dressed in kurta, seemed to be elated as he prayed for the safety of the nation. "Together, Everything is Possible," Kartik wrote on Instagram.


Together, Everything is Possible #9Baje9Minutes

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Shraddha Kapoor also lit a diya at her residence in Mumbai. "Within you is the light of a thousand suns ~ Robert Adams," wrote Shraddha while sharing her picture.  


Within you is the light of a thousand suns ~ Robert Adams #StayHomeStaySafe #InThisTogether

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Janhvi Kapoor lit a candle thanking authorities for their work. The actress's brother Arjun Kapoor was also seen extending his support.


Cutest #JanhviKapoor #9Baje9Minutes #9minutesforIndia #IndiaFightsCorona #StaySafeStayHome #instadaily #manavmanglani

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The darkest nights produce the brightest stars. Together, we shall overcome !!! #9MinutesForIndia.

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Kriti Sanon prayed for the betterment of the city. "Because it’s always a good time to pray.. For love, health and happiness..," the actress wrote while sharing her picture.


Because it’s always a good time to pray.. For love, health and happiness.. #weareinthistogether #LetThereBeLight

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Kiara Advani lit a candle and hoped for a better and safer society.

Parineeti Chopra, Saiee Manjrekar, Alaya F, Diana Penty, Pooja Hegde, Mouni Roy and Manushi Chillar also stepped out in their balcony with candles and diyas.


We shine the brightest together pic credits to the fam photographer @satyamanjrekar

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- P #stayhome #staysafe

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Siblings Athiya Shetty and Ahan Shetty also participated in this initiative.

(Source: Instagram)