The celebrities from the film industry did not take too kindly to Bharatiya Janata Party leader T Raja Singh misinterpreting PM Narendra Modi’s message to spread light against COVID-19 on Sunday. As the Telangana MLA led a gathering along with a big group of partymen holding torches, unlike PM's request to light a diya or candle in one's homes, and shouting the slogan ‘China virus go back’, celebrities had some stinging and some funny responses.
Ranvir Shorey, Raveena Tandon, Richa Chadha, Urvash Dholakia, Sandhya Mridul, Guneet Monga were among those who did not mince their words in mocking the march. From calling the group ‘idiots’ and quipping how the virus would 'come back' looking at the march, they gave 'slow claps' to the leader. They also joked about social distancing, a method PM Modi has been pleading with citizens to follow, being ignored once again.
Tweeting without comment. Disclaimer - not intended to hurt any feelings whatsoever .🙏🏻 https://t.co/Hs13gOcHng— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) April 6, 2020
This is exactly what WAS NOT NEEDED ! These daft idiots are going ... god save the human race coz these fools surely have no intentions to do so! https://t.co/77gH5OSO7j— Urvashi Dholakia (@Urvashi9) April 5, 2020
This. My last tweet. How they get the memo that says diya jalao but not the one that says STAY HOME. SAFE DISTANCE.— Sandhya Mridul (@sandymridul) April 6, 2020
Please tell me what’s more important?! Action needs to be taken against them. This man holds a position of power(well) and not over Corona unfortunately. https://t.co/gEfQcGNgGY
official BJP MLA - have you heard about social distancing!! Slow clap 👏🏽 https://t.co/vXSE1GrHHI— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) April 5, 2020
Meanwhile, celebrities from across fraternities, be it political, business, sports or entertainment participated in the gesture of spreading light with aplomb. The pictures and videos of the moments have been going viral on social media.
Meanwhile, India is still battling to curb the coronavirus menace on day 13 of the lockdown, as the figure, went past 4000 including over 100 deaths.