Bollywood Extends Full Support To PM Modi’s 21-Day Lockdown

Mumbai: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days on Tuesday evening to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, B-Town took to social media to express their support and urge citizens to cooperate and stay indoors.Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan wrote a poem in Hindi which reads: “Hath Hain jodte vinamrata se aaj hum, Sune adesh Pradhan ka, sada tum aur hum. Yeh bandish Jo lagi hai, jeevdayee banegi, 21 Dino ka sankalp nishchit corona dafnayegi.”Veteran Bollwood star Dilip Kumar tweeted: “Dawa bui, dua bhi
Pehle kuch faasla bhi
Woh kareem hai raheem hai
Aur wahi mushkil kusha bhi…My sincere appeal to all of you, #StayHome and obey the #CoronavirusLockdown. God bless us all.”Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt shared on Twitter: “We are now at a collective turning point, where we must stop, listen & help the government implement the 21 days all India lockdown. The time of great fear requires solidarity,humanity, sacrifice & hope. Not hysteria & rumour mongering. #21daysLockdown”Lyricist and censor board chairperson Prasoon Joshi tweeted: “#IndiaFightsCorona. In this war, restraint will be our weapon,stillness will be our defence,distance will be the sign that we deeply care.Have to fight it with new rules. #CoronavirusLockdown”Shahid Kapoor shared on Instagram: “Be at home. Stay safe. Stay mentally, emotionally and physically strong. Spread love. Have faith. Pray often. Speak to all those who matter daily. Meditate. Read. Cook. See the sky turn bluer everyday. 21 days. Will pass. Keep it real and make it count you all.”Shahid’s brother, actor Ishaan Khatter urged: “To all my friends.. everybody that this post reaches. We’ve got this. Let’s not panic. Let’s look out for each other. Let’s find ways to help one another. This is the time for resilience, patience and consideration. I promise to do my part. Please do yours, don’t step out for anything that is not essential. Don’t put others and yourself at risk. We will come out of this stronger. Prayers, LOVE and energies for everybody #21dayslockdown #quarantineshave”Randeep Hooda tweeted: “#CoronavirusLockdown : If we don’t follow guidelines for the next 21 days, days after that could be even more challenging. Let’s follow what prime minister @narendramodi advised in his address and stay safe. Also, essential services will be operational. Please don’t put yourself at risk by overcrowding shops to stock up. #Covid19India”

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