B-town, India Inc welcome ‘Janata Curfew’ with open arms; Big B, Anand Mahindra laud PM Modi; Anushka Sharma urges fans to follow initiative
India Inc feels self curfew is the need of the hour.
In order to boost the people’s morale, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Thursday evening, announcing a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm.
On 22nd March 2020, let us observe a Janata Curfew and add strength to the fight against COVID-19.… https://t.co/aoqxXlbrT6— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1584635681000
He urged the citizens to practice self-curfew on Sunday in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly disease. The PM also requested people to come out of their respective homes at 5 pm, and appreciate those working in essential services by clapping and ringing bells.
PM Modi’s initiative received an overwhelmingly positive response from Bollywood celebrities. B-Town and India Inc welcomed the move with open arms and appreciated the Prime Minister for taking the much-needed call.
Anand Mahindra, who has been tracking the coronavirus spread in India closely, sent out a tweet saying that he will be applauding the unsung heroes at 5 pm on Sunday.
I will be on my balcony with my family and we will applaud our unsung heroes without pause for the entire 5 minute… https://t.co/zX0maCWvv4— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1584643211000
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw urged her followers to make 'Janata Curfew' a 'resounding success'.
A very calming and comforting clarion call to the country. Let’s make Sunday’s “जनता कर्फ्यू” a resounding success… https://t.co/n5zaSdEurr— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) 1584678863000
Harsh Goenka felt that PM's speech instilled confidence and brought the nation together.
PM’s address was a rational and democratic appeal-the last impactful speech I remember was Lal Bahadur Shastri’s-… https://t.co/tvkFx53NQ0— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) 1584634328000
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to applaud people in the essential services who are working in ‘such extenuating circumstances’.
T 3475 - I support #JanataCurfew .. 22 March .. 7 am to 9 pm .. I applaud all fellow countrymen who work tirelessly… https://t.co/rAZCUzVmc7— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 1584637314000
Shah Rukh Khan also took to Twitter to laud Modi's call for a curfew, saying, "It’s imp 2 reduce social interaction 2 minimum. Self Quarantine.The idea of #JanataCurfew on Sunday is a means to this end & we should continue this concept at a personal level as much as we can & more.We need to ‘slow down time’ to arrest the virus spread. Be safe & healthy all."
It’s imp 2 reduce social interaction 2 minimum. Self Quarantine.The idea of #JanataCurfew on Sunday is a means to t… https://t.co/4UdTV9tEm0— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) 1584690317000
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who is otherwise known for being critical of the PM Modi-government, called the move a ‘master stroke’ to unite all Indians.
Its not nonsense . Its a master stroke to unite all Indians to feel we are in this together . https://t.co/6yvI12fid2— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) 1584629755000
Azmi had also shared with her followers that she recently returned from Budapest and will be practicing 'self isolation'.
I have returned from Budapest on 15th March morn and am practising self isolarion till 30th March— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) 1584629847000
Actor Akshay Kumar, too, expressed his appreciation for the initiative, and urged the fans to show unity.
An excellent initiative by PM @narendramodi ji...this Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm let’s all join in the… https://t.co/RimnnnybGu— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1584631468000
‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ actor Anupam Kher praised the PM for the self-curfew.
“कठिन समय में समझदार आदमी रास्ता खोजता है और कायर बहाना।” बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी! आपके नि… https://t.co/ddcn158ExM— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 1584631594000
Actress Anushka Sharma, who is followed by over 20 million people on the micro-blogging site, urged her fans to judiciously follow and adhere to the self-curfew.
https://t.co/x7gFXlKScL— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) 1584637876000
Actors Ajay Devgn and Riteish Deshmukh appealed to the citizens to practice social distancing and follow the curfew.
Fellow Indians, Namaskar A short while ago, Our PM Saab, Modiji, requested all of us to show resolve & restraint… https://t.co/u2fALRIPCM— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) 1584631387000
Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi ji announces 'janta curfew' on 22 March, from 7am to 9pm. He also appeals to all to wor… https://t.co/Dr5fNZhX9p— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 1584630280000
Director and producer Karan Johar and actor Varun Dhawan were all-praises for the move too.
Imp initiative by our Honorable PM @narendramodi with #jantacurfew Self-inflicted Quarantine and Staying at HOME on… https://t.co/qLp7cP03Ih— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 1584636886000
I will take part in the #jantacurfew on March 22 nd and at 5 in the evening will show my support to our selfless h… https://t.co/m17GQCQ1ty— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) 1584633162000
Actors Shilpa Shetty and R Madhavan, too, requested their fans to follow guidelines in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
A very important announcement made by respected @narendramodi ji with self isolation we must practice self discipli… https://t.co/uh3m3oAwwS— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) 1584631009000
Well DONE SIR ... well Done @narendramodi hats off. They TOTALLY deserve our gratitude and respect. https://t.co/TLFefQh1IB— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) 1584630521000