New Delhi: Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's '9 pm, 9-min' appeal to defeat the coronavirus in the country, B-town celebs turned off the lights in their houses and lighted earthen lamps across on Sunday night.
Akshay Kumar shared a picture on Instagram, where he is seen standing in the balcony of his home, holding a candle in his hand.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone lit a candle and showed their solidarity too,
Alia Bhatt also shared a picture holding candles in her hands. She reminisced a childhood memory which she noted in the caption that read
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 🔥
Bhumi Pednekar shared a video on Instagram, where she expressed gratitude to the frontline workers by lighting up the torch on her mobile phone. She wrote
Kangana Ranaut was seen lighting earthen lamps along with her family in a video shared on Instagram. Her sister Rangoli shared the video on Instagram, along with a message
Karan Johar along with his kids Yash and Roohi and his mom Hiroo Johar gathered on the roof on their residence and lit up mobile lights.
Anushka Sharma lit earthen lamps in her balcony along with husband Virat Kohli as seen in a picture shared on Instagram. 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. 🪔💜✨
Vicky Kaushal shared an enchanting glimpse of his balcony with candles and wrote-
Meanwhile, celebs including Soha Ali Khan, Mouni Roy and Pooja Hegde were seen lighting earthen lamps and candles in their balconies to express their solidarity with those serving amid the COVID-19 outbreak.