Covid-19: Bollywood thanks medical staff with claps and bells

Top Bollywood personalities such as Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar on Sunday came out on their balconies as part of PM Narendra Modi’s Janata Curfew initiative to give a shout-out to people who have been providing medical and other essential services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

All dressed in white, Aaradhay and Aishwarya were snapped with bells in their hand while Big B and Abhishek were clapping. Navya Naveli Nanda was also present.

Amitabh Bachchan wrote with a video: “At 5pm March 22nd the entire nation came out & applauded  NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS ! PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN – JAI HIND.”

Lata Mangeshkar said, “”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.”

Akshay Kumar posted: “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.”

Producer Karan Johar posted a video and wrote: “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.”

In his call for janata curfew, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also said that at 5pm Sunday, state authorities will, through a siren, alert people to come out to their doorsteps or balconies to express gratitude to those who have been providing essential services during this crisis.