Bollywood on Coronavirus outbreak: From giving out safety tips to spending time with family

Updated: Mar 17, 2020, 15:44 | Pratiksha Mestry
  • Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

    Amid the coronavirus scare, many Bollywood celebrities, who have decided to stay at home and self-isolate to be safe, share how they are spending their 'quarantine' time. In this one, Akshay Kumar's fan club shared how the actor is enjoying the time with family. Twinkle Khanna also gave tips on how to keep yourself calm in such a situation on social media, and wrote: "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." (All pictures/Celebrity Instagram accounts and Fan Clubs)

  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas with her pet

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is currently in California with her husband Nick Jonas, is enjoying her self-isolation too. "Staying home during this time is the safest thing to do. @ginothegerman giving mommy hugs makes it so much better.. [sic]" shared the actress on social media.

  • Dr Shriram Nene and Madhuri Dixit Nene

    Speaking about self-care, Madhuri Dixit-Nene's husband, Dr Shriram Nene wrote on Twitter, "Ironic that the prospect of a pandemic brings us to respect the little things and retool how we live (sic)." He also wondered how the count is so low in Africa "are they not testing it? Any theories (sic)?" "Am looking at the data and have put our company in remote operations from home. Social distancing, quarantines, and travel restrictions are key. But the cow may be already out of the barn: mitigation with monitoring if the highest risk folks is key." Read the entire Twitter post, here.

  • Katrina Kaif with Yasmin Karachiwala

    As soon as Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thakeray announced the closure of public places, including malls and gyms, many Bollywood celebrities, who often work out in the gym, had a different plan to stay fit amid the coronavirus outbreak. Katrina Kaif shared a happy picture posing with her girl pals, and wrote, "Hope everyone is staying safe ... please follow all precautionary safety measures as recommended by the health professionals .... exercise and meditation help your body's immune system ... keep your environment clean and happy [sic]"

  • Saif Ali Khan

    Kareena Kapoor Khan, who made her Instagram debut earlier this month, shared a sweet picture of husband Saif Ali Khan engrossed in his book, while the actress turns photographer for him.

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan

    Kareena captioned her and Saif's picture on Instagram -  "Looks like he is 'booked' for the week... While I Instagram [sic]." Well, it seems like the Bollywood actress has her muse to keep herself busy if not working.

  • Malaika Arora with her pet

    Malaika Arora, the fitness enthusiast, who is often snapped outside the gym or her yoga class, is chilling at home too. In this one, Malaika is seen posing with her pet. "Love in the time of corona #covid19 #selfquarantine #caspernme..... stay safe everyone... thank u my arhaan for the pic [sic]." Sweet!

  • Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber with kids

    Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber decided to not skip public outings entirely, but stay safe and keep their kids away from the contagious disease. She shared, "A new era! So sad that my kids have to now live like this but it’s necessary. Training toddlers to wear a mask Day 1... @dirrty99 and Nathalina team family effort!"

  • DDLJ meme

    While many had their own version to beat COVID-19, Kajol left everyone in splits with her story over the weekend. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, when hygiene and sanitising are of utmost importance, DDLJ's iconic train scene was made into a meme. It features the popular snap of the train scene where SRK hangs out of the train, hand outstretched for Kajol, who runs on the platform to catch it. The difference this time is that Kajol has a bottle of sanitiser in her hand! Kajol wrote, "Even Simran knows the importance of sanitising... #staysafefromcoronavirus" Well, isn't this a good way to reach out to her fans and get them to keep it hygienic during these trying times?

  • Jacqueline Fernandez

    Jacqueline Fernandez, who is also staying at home right now, shared, "Stretch keep that spine healthy and happy! Yoga poses are my fav, anytime, anywhere!"

  • Salman Khan

    As soon as the Coronavirus pandemic news broke, Salman Khan shared on social media, "Namashkaar ... hamari sabhyata mein namaste aur salaam hai! Jab #coronavirus Khatam ho jaye tab Haath milao aur gale lago.... @beingstrongindia"

  • Soha Ali Khan

    Soha Ali Khan too shared the 'joy of missing out' during the time of corona. "No better time for this t-shirt #socialdistancing [sic]"

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Sonakshi Sinha too shared a video on social media with the caption, "The kind of isolation id like to be in... always.  As the world battles #coronavirus, let's ensure we do not add to the pandemic by circulating unverified information. Be safe, take necessary precautions and also be responsible. Don't add to the panic. Last but not the least, try and make the most of the compulsory 'me' time!"

  • Deepika Padukone cleaning her wardrobe

    Deepika Padukone, who loves to clean in her free time, updated the fans about her productive day! "Productivity in the time of COVID-19! #cleaning #wardrobe [sic]"

  • Kartik Aaryan

    Kartik Aaryan also shared, "Stay safe guys. Can't stress this enough #WashYourHands #CoronaStopKaroNa [sic]"

  • Shilpa Shetty Kundra

    Shilpa Shetty Kundra, on the other hand, posted her workout video while at home. "Monday Motivation in self-isolation! Paucity of time is a major reason for missing out on exercise for many. Let’s utilise this 'precious' time to take care of ourselves by exercising at least 4 times a week and building stronger immunity. Here’s how you can pack in a proper routine using just the staircase. Practise this anytime during the day (preferably after an hour of eating). You don’t need to come in contact with anyone else for it. Swasth raho, mast raho!"

  • Anupam Kher

    Anupam Kher, who is keeping fans posted with the dos and don't of coronavirus while being in New York, shared a video with the caption, "Sometimes when there is a certain kind of panic inside you it is helpful if you acknowledge it. It is ok to be fearful. It is normal. Going for a walk helped. Do normal things to feel normal. #LoveInTheTimesOfCorona"

  • Anil Kapoor

    Anil Kapoor, who has been staying safe, has been leaving the house with a mask on his face. Be it for his workout session or a public outing, it is better safe than to be sorry! Picture courtesy: Yogen Shah

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan too has shared a few videos and poems for his fans. "Each of us needs to make that effort for each of us ..Be safe ! Be well !! [sic]"

  • Dilip Kumar

    On the other hand, Dilip Kumar tweeted, "I am under complete isolation and quarantine due to the #CoronavirusOutbreak. Saira has left nothing to chance, ensuring I do not catch any infection. The #CoronavirusOutbreak transcends all boundaries and borders. Follow guidelines issued by health departments, protect yourself and others by limiting your exposure to others." Last week, Banu revealed that Kumar was recuperating from "severe backache." Big B also cancelled meeting his fans at his Jalsa residence over the weekend.

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Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Leone, Daniel Weber, and many other Bollywood celebrities have decided to be at home and spend some quality time indoors to avoid contracting the virus. As the government has warned the people to keep away from public gatherings and being around a huge group of people, Bollywood celebrities are spending time at home with their loved ones. We have pictures