Sanjay Dutt posts video urging all to stay indoors during lockdown

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is the latest celebrity who has come out in support of the nationwide lockdown, urging his fans not to venture out during this period.

"Our country is going through a very difficult situation. That's why we all have to be united to deal with this. We have to eradicate coronavirus forever. I am requesting you all with folded hands that please follow the instructions of the government and don't step out of your homes. Please step out only if it is very urgent. Please stay at home and spend quality time with your family. Once again I am telling you, please listen to the government. Stay safe. We have to fight coronavirus," Dutt says in the video.

The actor captioned the video, saying: "Let's do our bit by staying indoors as that's the only way to prevent #COVID19 from spreading. #StayAtHomeSaveLives #CoronavirusLockdown #Quarantined #WeAreInThisTogether #Coronavirus?"

Commenting on the actor's post, his daughter Trishala wrote: "Love you dad. Stay safe. Wash your hands."

Several Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and Gulzar have shared videos on social media urging citizens to stay at home during the lockdown period. Amitabh Bachchan even wrote a poem requesting citizens to cooperate with the government during the lockdown.

Here's how Sourabh Raaj Jain is utilising lockdown period

The year 2019 was a busy one for actor Sourabh Raaj Jain, who was simultaneously participating in "Nach Baliye 9" and shooting for "Chandragupta Maurya". With the current lockdown in the country, the actor, currently seen in "Patiala Babes", is catching up on films and spending time with his family.

Days are spent watching reruns of cartoons with his kids and after they sleep, Sourabh spends his evenings watching reruns of classic Bollywood films.

"I am a fan of Bimal Da (Roy), Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Guru Dutt. Their movies had deep subtexts, the characters were real yet entertaining and I always wonder how different and difficult shooting must have been during those days as the technology wasn't as advanced, yet they made such cult and everlasting movies," he said.

"'Bandini', 'Kaagaz Ke Phool', 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'... so many of Hrishikesh Da's movies were masterpieces and you get to learn so much from them", said Sourabh.

On the work front, the actor is seen playing a chef in the show "Patiala Babes".   - IANS