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Videos: Sonam, Bachchans cheer COVID-19 heroes

By Rediff Movies
March 23, 2020 13:27 IST
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Like the rest of India, film folk like Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar came out on their balconies to clap and give a shout-out to people, who have been providing medical and other essential services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Janta curfew initiative.

Mangeshkar, who was one of the first celebrities to tweet her gratitude, said this post was for all the selfless people protecting the citizens of this country amid coronavirus outbreak.

'Namaskar. I express my gratitude and salute to all the selfless people protecting us like our doctors, nurses, hospital staff and our police, municipal corporation employees and our able government,' she tweeted.


Photograph: Kind courtesy Aishwarya Rai Bachchan/Instagram

Calling the Janta curfew an 'unbelievable success', Bachchan said India has created history.

'... And at 5 pm .. the entire country on their balconies roof tops gates and doors applauding the true heroes of the Nation .. NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS! I AM PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN JAI HIND,' he tweeted.

Watch the family, including the Big B, Shweta Nanda, Aishwarya, Abhishek, Aaradhya and Navya Naveli, cheer from their terrace.

Video: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram


Akshay Kumar shared a video of himself with his neighbours -- Hrithik Roshan and Sajid Nadiadwala -- clanging bells outside his house near the beach.

'5mins at 5pm :With my neighbours, taking a moment to appreciate those who do not have this luxury of staying at home & working tirelessly to keep us safe. Thank you to all the essential service providers for your selfless work #JanataCurfew #BreakCorona @iHrithik #SajidNadiadwala,' the actor captioned the video.

Video: Kind courtesy Akshay Kumar/Instagram


Photograph: Kind courtesy Ranveer Singh/Instagram

Akshay's Sooryavanshi co-star Ranveer Singh shared a picture of his wife, Deepika Padukone standing in their balcony and clapping.


Karan Johar posted a video on Instagram showing his family, including mum Hiroo and children Yash and Roohi, celebrate 'the unity of spirit and resilience'.

'Today we also show tremendous gratitude to all members of the medical fraternity who have tirelessly and relentlessly worked towards healing the infected and protecting thousands of people from this dreaded virus... #IndiaFightsCorona,' Karan captioned the clip.

Video: Kind courtesy Karan Johar/Instagram


Varun Dhawan shared a video of his family standing in their balcony playing cymbals and ringing bells to show their appreciation.

'#JANTACURFEW we will have to do this for longer. Everyone who is my age please keep your parents safe. I applaud the heroes fighting this virus,' he wrote.

Video: Kind courtesy Varun Dhawan/Instagram


Vicky Kaushal thanked the 'real heroes'.

'The medics, doctors, nurses, volunteers, police, the government and everyone who's being responsible and staying back Home ensuring safety of themselves, their families and others... we are in it together- stronger and healthier! #IndiaFightsCorona,' he said.

Video: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal/Instagram


Nagarjuna said it was 'incredible' to see India united this evening in the fight against coronavirus. 

'THANK YOU to EACH AND EVERY ONE of you who are selflessly serving and saving us .. our heartfelt gratitude love and respect to all of you and your families. May God keep all of you super safe.' added R Madhavan.


Photograph: Kind courtesy Allu Arjun/Instagram

Allu Arjun shared a video of himself and his family clapping out in their garden. 'Spl thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses,Police,Army and many more serving the society. Gratitude. #jantacurfew,' he wrote.

'Salute to all our brothers and sisters in healthcare and emergency services, who are selflessly leading this fight against #COVID19,' wrote NTR Jr alongside a video of him ringing a bell with his son.

Shilpa Shetty posted a video of herself with husband Raj Kundra and son Viaan witnessing the unusual sight.

'Just to witness this sight, spirit and energy was so overwhelming. I never have before and probably never will see again in my life. It was soooo beautiful to watch everyone come together as one unified community to cheer and thank every single person who has been working relentlessly... putting their own lives at stake for us. Had a lump in my throat... ‘surreal’ is the word that sums up how I feel right now! Sometimes, you have to go through something bad to see the greater good,' she wrote.

Video: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Instagram


Karisma Kapoor wrote, 'We clap together! For our country, for humanity thankful to everyone who is helping get rid of the current global health crisis.'

Video: Kind courtesy Karisma Kapoor/Instagram

Mrunal Thakur wrote, 'Thank you daddy for taking care of us and the entire nation. So proud of you. So glad you got a day to rest Thank you for practicing and teaching us to never give up no matter what ! Salute to all the hero’s around the globe helping us fight #covid_19 and working for their respective nation.'

Video: Kind courtesy Mrunal Thakur/Instagram


Esha Deol with her mother Hema Malini. Husband Bharat Takhtani joined in too.

Video: Kind courtesy Esha Deol/Instagram


Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Sonam Kapoor claps in her garden.


Photograph: Kind courtesy Kartik Aaryan/Instagram

Kartik Aaryan goes all out, writing, '#TaaliBajaoThaliBajao It’s DIVINE. It’s MAGIC. With everyone coming together, the ENERGY is through the roof!! We all Salute the Selfless Heroes !! Thank you @narendramodi sir for bringing the country together in this way!!'


Watch Janhvi Kapoor cheer in this video:

Video: Kind courtesy Janhvi Kapoor/Instagram


Her father Boney Kapoor and sister Khushi also joined in.

Video: Kind courtesy Boney Kapoor/Instagram


Charmee did her bit too.

Video: Kind courtesy Charmee/Instagram


Ayushmann Khurrana gave his thanks in his own way.

Video: Kind courtesy Ayushmann Khurrana/Instagram


Kangana Ranaut and her family joined in the clapping.

Video: Kind courtesy Team Kangana Ranaut/Instagram


Sonu Nigam cheered with son Neevan:

Video: Kind courtesy Sonu Nigam/Instagram


Randeep Hooda can be seen with his pet goat!

Video: Kind courtesy Randeep Hooda/Instagram


Vivek Oberoi with wife Priyanka and their children Vivaan and Ameyaa join the cheering:

Video: Kind courtesy Vivek Oberoi/Instagram


Photograph: Kind courtesy Ravi Dubey/Instagram

Ravi Dubey with wife Sargun Mehta give a shout-out.


Photograph: Kind courtesy Karanvir Bohra /Instagram

Karanvir Bohra with wife Teejay Siddhu and their children.


Divya Dutta and her family cheers for India:

Video: Kind courtesy Divya Dutta/Instagram


Watch Shefali Jariwala with husband Parag Tyagi in this video:

Video: Kind courtesy Shefali Jariwala/Instagram


Warina Hussain cheers from her window.

Video: Kind courtesy Warina Hussain/Instagram


Sonnalli Seygall claps from her terrace.

Video: Kind courtesy Sonnalli Seygall/Instagram


Jackky Bhagnani cheers from his balcony.

Video: Kind courtesy Jackky Bhagnani/Instagram

Inputs from PTI.

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