Kanika Kapoor became the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for coronavirus.
Reportedly, the singer arrived in Lucknow from the United Kingdom and attended a party, where she interacted with many people. She was admitted to a city hospital after she showed signs of flu.
Subhash K Jha asks the film industry about Kanika's actions.
I am very surprised with Kanikaji's behaviour.
She is an educated woman. How could she behave in this manner?
What was she thinking?
We are living through very difficult times.
Everyone needs to behave in a responsible way.
It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor, the virus will threaten you.
I heard Kanikaji on television. Instead of folding her hands and asking the nation for forgiveness. she was trying to prove herself an innocent victim.
It's people's lives we're talking about. Please show some respect.
London se aaya mera dost, dost ko quarantine karo...
Kanika knows that I'm observing 14 days rule of self-isolation after international travel, set by the government.
Both of us arrived from London on different dates.
She made a mistake.
Very inappropriate and Baby-Doll-ish behaviour.
I hope she recovers soon and I wish everyone who partied with her comes out safe and uncontaminated.
Kanika should have exercised restraint.
She is a celebrity, people follow her. She shouldn't have set a wrong precedent.
What I heard from Kanika on NDTV was that she landed in Mumbai from London on March 9 and was screened. It did not show any symptoms, so she was allowed to go.
She should have not gone to any parties as she had come back from the UK, which is in a state of lockdown now.
Anup Jalota also landed from the UK and he was also screened. He didn't show any symptoms, but because of his age, he was kept for observation at a hotel nearby for two days and later released to go home.
He was quarantined for 14 days as a precaution, which he is complying with.
Now the thing is whether Kanika Kapoor was informed at the airport that she should self-quarantine for 14 days at home is something we don't know as there are conflicting reports.
Everyone must observe the sanitation protocols strictly so that we in India do not go to a Phase 3 from where we are at now.