The entire world is currently battling deadly Coronavirus. Declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, the novel COVID-19 has sent all into a state of worry and panic. Talking about India, the Central and State Governments announced a complete lockdown from March 25 to April 14 to combat the virus that spreads through touch. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, as well as Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray, urged people to not step out of the house without an emergency. Emphasizing the importance of staying home, Bollywood is actively spreading the word with a dash of creativity.
Now, with just a week left for the 21 days lockdown to end, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh from Bollywood teamed up for a short film with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, Malayalam actors Mohanlal and Mammootty, Telugu star Chiranjeevi, Shiva Rajkumar from Kannada film industry, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Sonalee Kulkarni belonging to Bengali and Marathi cinema respectively. Titled Family, the short film was released on television yesterday at 9 pm.
T 3493 - When you see that the cause is greater than the idea you dreamt of .. there is just immense joy and gratitude for all my colleagues and friends in the making of this historic effort !
WE ARE ONE and WE SHALL OVERCOME ! Jai Hind ! https://t.co/WoquwkSyqT
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 6, 2020
Talking about Family, the film opens with Amitabh searching for his sunglasses. On hearing him ask for it, Diljit begins hunting for the same and Ranbir joins him. Soon, the entire brigade searches for the sunglasses which is eventually found with Alia. As Ranbir is about to hand it over to Amitabh, Priyanka volunteers to do so. Before giving it to him, she asks him the reason for looking out for his sunglasses. In response to this, Amitabh says, “I needed these sunglasses because I do not need them. I am not going to go out of the house for a few days. If it lies around, it will get lost. If it gets lost, you all will have to search for it. Now, why should I trouble you all?”
Promoting the fact that the world is one family and with everyone's contribution, this dark phase shall pass. Informing that for the short film none of the actors stepped out of their houses, the veteran actor urged his followers to stay home and stay safe. He further added that the film fraternity is one family and celebrities have been doing their bit to help daily wage earners survivor the lockdown and with the short film, they have teamed up with Sony TV and sponsors to raise a fund. "There’s another reason why we made this film. The Indian film industry is one, we are all one family. But there is another large family behind us which supports us and works with us, and that is our workers and daily wage earners, who are facing great difficulty due to the lockdown. We all have come together and teamed up with sponsors and TV channel to raise a fund. This fund will be distributed to our workers and daily wage earners to provide them some relief in these tough times," Amitabh told.