Bollywood actors and actresses came together on Sunday to express their gratitude towards frontline health and emergency workers in wake of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged all citizens to take to their balconies, doorsteps, and windows, to applaud health workers, police, government employees who are doing their bit to control spread of the disease.
Actor Akshay Kumar shared a video of himself and Hrithik standing on top of a platform outside their beach houses in Mumbai, clanging utensils and clapping. Also seen with them, was filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala. Sharing the video on his social media, Akshay wrote, “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”.
Other stars such as Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Karan Johar, and Varun Dhawan also participated in the initiative. India observed a curfew on Sunday to avoid spread of the virus.