#9Pm9Minutes: Akshay, Deepika Burn Diyas in Unity Against COVID-19

Actors shared photos of themselves lighting candles and diyas. 

Updated06 Apr 2020, 04:02 AM IST
Celebrities
3 min read

Into the second week of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, the nation lit diyas and candles on Sunday, 5 April as suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the people. Bollywood celebrities too, did not remain behind and shared photographs of them lighting candles for #9baje9minute.

Akshay Kumar shared a photo of himself with a candle in his hand, and wrote, “Together we stand and together we will come out of this dark phase. Till then stay strong, stay safe. #9Baje9Minute”

Ranveer Singh also posted a picture of him, standing with his wife, actor Deepika Padukone lighting a candle.

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🪔 #9pm9minutes

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Katrina Kaif went to her terrace and lit candles with her sister, Isabelle Kaif, and wrote, “May it be a light to u in dark places when all other lights go out (LOTR ) #9baje9minute #staysafe #stayhome #togetherwearestronger”

Sharing a picture of her placing diyas at her doorstep, Anushka also lit diyas along with husband Virat Kohli and their dog at her side. 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,” she wrote.

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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. 🪔💜✨

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Alia Bhatt, sharing a photograph of lighting candles in her balcony, wrote, “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”
Alia Bhatt

Director Karan Johar posted a video of him standing at the terrace of his house with his mother, Hiroo Johar and kids, Roohi and Yash Johar. In the video, he gives a glimpse of the surrounding buildings lighting candles and torchlights and lit candles himself too.

Take a look at all the other celebrities who lit candles and diyas for the PM’s #9Pm9Minutes initiative:

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To unity. To togetherness. To us! ✨🙏

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Published: 06 Apr 2020, 03:33 AM IST
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