The fear is global and the Bollywood industry is as paranoid as any other in the case of the coronavirus. Several have took to social media to give health related messages to their followers, while the Big B of the industry has even penned down a poem.
As scared as any other fraternity member, Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday expressed his concerns over the spread of coronavirus. He ‘doodled’ a poem on the same, and also asked his fans to stay safe. He also shot for a video to advocate the preventive measures for COVID-19 for the UNICEF and the health ministry of India.
The actor narrates the poem in Awadhi, the language of his hometown Allahabad, according to The Indian Express. In the poem, he talks about the several home remedies people are coming up with to fight COVID-19, and he is confused about whom to believe.
The Badla actor shared the poem on his social media accounts and captioned it, “Concerned about the COVID 19, just doodled some lines, in verse, please stay safe.”
Later, he also mentioned in his blog, “WHO and UNICEF have also asked me to send out video messages, which I did .. but they are more formal .. this in Awadhi was my own doing .. one is never too far away from their Mother tongue! stay safe, stay alert, stay..”
Not just Amitabh Bachchan, several other Bollywood actors urged their fans to stay safe and take necessary precautions. Priyanka Chopra shared a video of the times she greeted her fans with a ‘Namaste’. Along with it, she wrote, “It’s all about the Namaste. An old but also new way to greet people in a time of change around the world. Please stay safe everyone!”
Kartik Aaryan, who is shooting for his next in Lucknow, shared also shared a video from the sets where everyone can be seen wearing masks. He captioned the video, “Stay safe guys. Can’t stress this enough #WashYourHands #CoronaStopKaroNa.”
The entire entertainment industry has taken precautionary measures in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and it's time the world wakes to the apocalypse it is now under.
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