Cyclone Nisarga: Akshay Kumar urges Mumbaikars shares BMC guidelines, Priyanka, Madhuri urge people to stay indoors
Nimrat Kaur urged people to be responsible for themselves as well as those less fortunate than looking for any help and shelter.
The actor, in a video, shared the guidelines by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and urged people to stay indoors, saying 'we will get through this as well.'
"It is raining today in Mumbai, and we wait for this weather every year. But 2020, is a different and weird year and it has been bothering us every now and then ... We can't even enjoy the rains because of the year. With the rain showers cyclone has also seeped in..." the 52-year-old began in the video.
He went on that to add that while it was a possibility that the cyclone doesn't hit Mumbai, or its speed is not too strong, but in the case that it does the city was prepared for the safety of its residents.
Sharing the precautionary measures issued by the BMC, Akshay asked people not to venture out of their homes, and not go near the seashore.
"If you are outside, take shed under a secure place, don't take shed under a tree or weak buildings, if not needed switch off the cooking gas and electricity," he added.
The 'Laxmmi Bomb' star also shared BMC's helpline number, 1916, and urged people not to believe rumours or spread fake news.
Sharing more tips, he said, "If you have plants in your balcony tie them tight or put it inside your house.. keep candles, torch and some snacks handy."
Concluding, the actor said the most important thing was to not be scared and stay strong, adding, "It's just a cyclone. If we act sensibly, this too shall pass."
The much-awaited Mumbai rains are here but this year we have an uninvited guest, #CycloneNisarga! In case it does h… https://t.co/q4TSUSzm3X— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1591114539000
Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in the US with husband Nick Jonas, also took to Instagram to express concern for the safety of those in the city, including her mother and brother.
"#Cyclone Nisarga is making its way to Mumbai, my beloved home city of more than 20 million people, including my mom and brother. Mumbai hasn't experienced a serious cyclone landfall since 1891, and at a time when the world is so desperate, this could be especially devastating. This year feels relentless. Please everyone find cover, take precautions and follow the guidelines outlined. Please stay safe everyone," she wrote in her Instagram Story, linking it the BMC's guidelines.
Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene also posted a picture from her house, saying "strangely quiet this morning."
"Perhaps the calm before the storm. As if the pandemic were not enough, Mumbai has a cyclone on the way. Hopefully it will veer out to sea. Either way, Mumbaikars are tough and we will get through it together," she wrote in the caption.
On her Twitter handle, she urged fans to refrain from spreading misinformation.
Stay safe Mumbai! Refrain from spreading misinformation & ensure the safety of everyone around you. #CycloneNisarga— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) 1591159929000
'The Lunchbox' star Nimrat Kaur, in a tweet, said, "Please stay in and stay safe today Mumbai. Let’s work with all the great work being put in by the authorities, @mybmc and @NDRFHQ by being responsible for ourselves and any animals or people lesser fortunate than us looking for any help and shelter. #NisargaCyclone #Mumbai"
Please stay in and stay safe today Mumbai. Let’s work with all the great work being put in by the authorities,… https://t.co/DzHvVHF0hO— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) 1591156666000
Posting a picture of himself looking at Mumbai's cloudy skies, Vicky Kaushal wrote, "Hoping these first showers only bring relief and joy and not too much drama."