Akshay tweeted, “This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai.”
Hrithik Roshan, meanwhile, has bought N95 and FFP3 masks for BMC workers and other caretakers.
Celebrities like Richa Chadha, Pooja Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Riteish Deshmukh, Shruti Haasan and others are encouraging fans to support daily wage workers.
Across many film industries around the world, shoots have been cancelled and film releases have been postponed due to coronavirus. In India too, all film and television shoots have been halted.
Singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive for coronavirus and is currently seeking treatment in Lucknow. Prabhas, Anupam Kher and Sonam Kapoor among others who recently returned from abroad have been in self-quarantine for the past few days.
In Hollywood, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, Andy Cohen and a few others have tested positive for coronavirus.