Stand In Solidarity With Sonika Chauhan And #ColourYourselfBlue

Social media users are sharing blue selfies in memory of actor Sonika Chauhan and to say #dontdrinkanddrive.

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A blue-coloured selfie of Swastika Mukherjee and picture of late actor Sonika Chauhan.
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People are colouring their selfies blue and posting them on social media for a cause, that too a noble one.

Social media users have taken it upon themselves to show their support for popular model, actress and TV host, Sonika Chauhan, who was killed in a car accident in Kolkata last year.

I have taken part in the #ColourYourSelfBlue initiative for one of the most beautiful & vibrant girl Sonika Chauhan...

Posted by Ruchira Bhattacharya on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The accident took place when Chauhan was travelling with actor Vikram Chatterjee, who was behind the wheel. Chatterjee was later arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, reported NDTV.

While Vikram awaits for a judgement from the Kolkata High Court, people are posting their blue-coloured selfies in memory of Sonu (as friends, family and well wishers liked to call Sonika) and to spread awareness about the perils of drinking and driving.

People are not just posting their own selfies, but are also nominating their friends to spread the word.

But the question here is, why BLUE?

The Quint spoke to some of Sonika’s closest friends who have shared their blue selfies on social media and they claim that blue was Sonu’s favourite colour. They wanted it to be the colour of the social awareness campaign #dontdrinkanddrive.

I have taken part in the #ColourYourSelfBlue initiative for Sonu. This is to remember her and to spread awareness on...

Posted by Aditi Prabhakar on Friday, February 23, 2018

We have taken part in the #ColourYourSelfBlue initiative for our dearest Sonika Chauhan. This is to remember her and to...

Posted by Navonil Das on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I have taken part in the #ColourYourSelfBlue initiative in memory of my dear friend Sonu @ Sonika Chauhan This is to...

Posted by Don Hsiao on Thursday, February 22, 2018

I have taken part in the #ColourYourSelfBlue initiative for our dearest Sonu. This is to remember her and to spread...

Posted by Kimberley Francis on Friday, February 23, 2018

I have taken part in the #ColourYourSelfBlue initiative for my dearest Sonu @sonika1207 This is to remember her and to...

Posted by Roshni Ali on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

. I have taken part in the #ColourYourSelfBlue initiative for my dearest and beautiful Sonu💙💙 This is to remember her...

Posted by Adam Mathew Redden on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Even Tollywood celebrities like Swastika Mukherjee and Anindya Chatterjee took to Twitter express solidarity with Sonika and spread awareness for the campaign.

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