Prime Minister Modi had appealed to all the citizens to turn off all the lights at home and light up candles and diyas yesterday at 9 PM for 9 minutes to show our support to the real heroes aka the font-line workers who are helping us day and night to fight corona virus. Along with the citizens our favourite B-Town celebs also came to their balconies and took part in this initiative standing in unity in this time of crisis.
Khiladi Kumar took to Instagram to share a picture of himself standing in the balcony with a candle in his hand writing: "Together we stand and together we will come out of this dark phase. Till then stay strong, stay safe #9Baje9Minute.". Check it out here -
Katrina Kaif shared an enchanting picture of herself standing in her balcony with lit candles along with her sister Isabel Kaif's pic. She captioned the post with a qoute from the Hollywood film Lord Of The Rings, '`May it be a light to u in dark places when all other lights go out ` (LOTR )..... 🪔 💛'. Check it out here -
Ranveer Singh also shared a picture with wifey Deepika Padukone where the couple can be seen standing in their balcony with Ranveer holding a candle in his hands. He captioned the pic: "#9pm9minutes". Check it out here -
Karan Johar shared a video on Instagram with his kids Roohi and Yash along with his mom Hiroo Johar together on the roof on their home and lit up mobile lights captioning the post: "Let there be light....there is light at the end of this dark tunnel....". Check it out here -
Big B also took to instagram and shared, "`है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब माना है " ... Yes the night is dark , but who did stop you from lighting a lamp ..
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 !!♥️"
Alia Bhatt also shared a pic on Instagram holding candles. The 'Raazi' star also shared a touching childhood memory with her fans in the caption, writing: "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.", Check it out here -
Anushka Sharma also lit diyas at her home with hubby Virat Kohli as seen in her Instagram post and in the caption she wrote, "I light a diya everyday for many years now. And as I light the diya I seek guidance, asking for the darkness in me to be dispelled. For many days since the turn of the recent events across the world, I have prayed to God to end the suffering of so many who are losing their lives without their families beside them, for the less fortunate and the needy whose lives have turned upside down completely, for all the healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly & bravely to protect the lives of other beings, for those who are uncertain about their jobs and future. So tonight, I prayed extra for everyone and I lit diyas with the whole of India and we all prayed for each other. Prayers never go in vain.". Check it out here -
Vicky Kaushal shared his support by posting a mesmeric view of a couple of diyas and candles lit up in his balcony on Instagram captioning the post, "To unity. To togetherness. To us!". Check it out here -
Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Mouni Roy and many other Bollywood celebs also extended their support by lighting-up diyas and candles to laud and stand in solidarity with the ones who are serving the nation selflessly amid the coronavirus outbreak.