The Bollywood celebs stood for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal of lighting candles, torch and oil lamp on the night of Sunday, March 5 to show their solidarity towards fight against Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). PM Modi had, on Saturday, addressed the nation and appealed to show the power of light over darkness, hence, had asked everyone to switch off their lights at 9pm on Sunday for 9 minutes and light a candle, oil lamp or torch to show their solidarity in the fight against COVID-19.
The Bollywood celebs like Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, etc. shared the video of their participation in the #9pm9minutes trend. The ‘Badrinath ki Dulhaniya’ star, Alia Bhatt, also explained the power of light over evil in her own way. She shared a picture of wax lamp with light to show that she is a part of this initiative.
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When I was younger I would kiss my dad on his forehead before going off to school and after every kiss he would say “ Aaaaaah .. light aa gayi “ I might have not fully understood what it meant back then.. but because of his response I understood that light has wayyyyyy more depth than just illuminating our lives. Light means so much. It’s hope, beauty, strength.. today it was unity.. But no matter where we are and what we are going through we must always try and keep the light within us alive 🔥
She shared a picture of wax lamp with light to show that she is a part of this initiative. The ‘Street Dancer 3D’ star, Shraddha Kapoor, also participated in the initiative and tweeted an image with ‘diya’ to show her solidarity.
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) April 5, 2020
The legendary Bollywood actor, Anupam Kher, too came forward to show his solidarity with PM Modi’s appeal. In his tweet, Kher wrote, “O Almighty!! Let this symbolic gesture of 1.3 Billion Indians lighting lamps or candles heal the entire world. Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi for suggesting this. 🙏🙏🌺🇮🇳 #9baje9mintues,”
O Almighty!! Let this symbolic gesture of 1.3 Billion Indians lighting lamps or candles heal the entire world. Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi for suggesting this. 🙏🙏🌺🇮🇳 #9baje9mintues pic.twitter.com/CDEzvOYOOt
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 5, 2020
The Khiladi actor, Akshay Kumar, also marked his presence for this #9pm9minute initiative. He shared an image and wrote, “Together we stand and together we will come out of this dark phase. Till then stay strong, stay safe ✨ #9Baje9Minutes” on his Twitter handle.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 5, 2020
While ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, showed his solidarity by writing “है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब माना है ” … another epic poem of my Father .. and how visionary it has proven tonight .. for the #9PM9minute call ..
Will put up the entire poem by tomorrow .. on video !!,”.
T 3492 -" है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब माना है " … another epic poem of my Father .. and how visionary it has proven tonight .. for the #9PM9minute call ..
Will put up the entire poem by tomorrow .. on video !!❤️ pic.twitter.com/MeQ3PJ03tu
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 5, 2020
The legendary Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit Nene, also spread the lightness of her fight against COVID-19. Madhuri shared a video of lighting diyas to mark her participation in the 9 minute initiative.
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 5, 2020
The increasing number of positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 has tensed the situation in the country. To bolster the strength in the citizens, PM Modi addressed the nation and asked to stand strong against COVID-19 pandemic by lighting up diyas of hopes. The whole country heard the man of hopes, and followed his appeal for 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday.