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Modi Praises Kartik’s ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ Themed Coronavirus PSA

The actor joins the fight against coronavirus in his unique style. 

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Kartik Aaryan urges people to exercise social distancing in times of coronavirus. 
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Kartik Aaryan, who was last seen in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal, recently shared a video on social media, urging his fans to practice social isolation owing to the coronavirus outbreak. However, the actor did it in his signature style by delivering another Pyaar Ka Punchnama-style monologue that lasted for over two minutes.

The actor began by saying that the problem lies with us. “The biggest problem is that we think we are all geniuses. We talk about Netflix and chilling, but when the time has come to self-isolate ourselves then we are suddenly reminded of all the pending work and the collapsing economy,” Kartik said, adding that all those still not taking the threat of coronavirus seriously should be ashamed of themselves.

He also stressed on the fact that a number of film releases and events have been delayed due to the pandemic and major companies are asking their employees to work from home. The actor further said that it’s not the right time to go on trips or eat out together or play cricket on turfs.

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The actor earned praise from Prime Minister Modi who responded to the tweet writing,
“The young actors have something to say... It’s time to be 'Zyada Savdhan' and do 'Corona ka Punchnama'! #IndiaFightsCorona.” Modi also referred to Ayushmann Khurrana, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan’s tweets in support of the janta curfew that he called for on 22 March.

Other social media users also tweeted in praise of him. Here’s what they had to say:

Even celebrities like Janhvi Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan showered praises on the actor on Instagram. While Janhvi Kapoor wrote ‘Iconic’, Varun Dhawan wrote, ‘Superb’, Kriti Sanon wrote ‘Fabb’ and Arjun Kapoor went ‘Lage Raho’.

On 19 March, PM Narendra Modi appealed to all the citizens to exercise a curfew on 22 March from 7am to 9pm and join the fight against coronavirus.

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