As the novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc globally, all necessary precautions are being taken by the Indian government too to control its spread. As a precautionary measure various events from the film and television industry which called for huge gatherings and crowds have been called off. Cinema halls in major cities were given orders to shut down and close business till 31st March 2020.
In an official statement released by the Producers Guild of India, it was mentioned that all Hindi films, shows and advertisement shoots across the country would be suspended from March 19th to March 31st, 2020.
The film units that called off work on their own initiative were Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Jersey’, Kartik Aaryan’s ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ and Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ while the first film to announce a change in its release date was Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sooryavanshi.’
It is evident that there will be considerable losses with this shut down.
However, for some of our Bollywood stars this seems to be a time where they can enjoy their free time in unique ways . The social media accounts of stars like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shraddha Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor, Mallaika Arora and many other celebrities shows them catching up on their reading ,spending quality family time, cuddling up with their pets and indulging in activities which they can’t do otherwise considering their hectic work schedule.
Kareena Kapoor Khan who made her debut on instagram recently posted a picture of husband Saif focusing on his reading with the caption “ Looks like he is “booked” for the week ……while I instagram “ and shared a pic of her with her phone.
Kareena’s shoot for the upcoming “ Laal Singh Chaddha “ with Aamir Khan was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Twinkle Khanna in her instagram post wrote
“When you can’t grin and bear it, then it’s time to have a gin to bear it, or at least that’s what I tried to do this Sunday 🙂 I read something very interesting as well yesterday, ‘We should not worry about getting the virus but we should modify our behaviour as if we already have it and don’t want to infect others, as that is the only way to contain it.’
Katrina Kaif who is a fitness buff posted this video on her instagram handle –
Can’t go to the gym so sharing the workout that Yas and I did at home. Stay safe and be active if u can 😊”
Priyanka Chopra posted a loving picture of her with a furry four legged pet captioning it “ Staying home during this time is the safest thing to do.@ginothegerman giving mommy hugs makes it so much better.”
Priyanka, who was in India due to her work engagements, flew back to the US last week to continue her work on the American television.
Shraddha Kapoor’s instagram post showed her with an open book and the caption “Being Home “
Arjun Kapoor shared a fun picture of himself with co-star Rakulpreet with the caption
“Sitting at home missing work & being on set but safety first always. One has to pause sometimes, stop & soak it all in, take a moment & breathe after sprinting so much before we can even begin thinking of walking again… ”
Mallaika Arora in her instagram post shared a picture of her sitting and petting her dog casper with the caption “Love in the time of corona #covid19 #selfquarantine #caspernme—-stay safe everyone …..”