Bollywood's Akshay Kumar supports COVID-19 Janta Curfew
Calls the scheme "an excellent initiative"
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has thrown his support behind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's urging of a #JantaCurfew amidst the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Celebrities and politicians have been urging people across social media to maintain proper levels of hygiene and avoid mass gatherings.
Following PM Modi's address on Thursday, the Sooryavanshi actor urged fans to show togetherness and follow the government's advice to avoid being affected by the virus.
In a tweet to his 34 million followers, Kumar said: "An excellent initiative by PM @narendramodi ji...this Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm let's all join in the #JantaCurfew and show the world we are together in this. #SocialDistancing"
Akshay Kumar has three films lined up for later in 2020. The actor will next be seen in Rohit Shetty's cop universe saga Sooryavanshi, followed by horror-comedy Laxmmi Bomb and he will be ending the year with historical drama Prithviraj based on Prithviraj Chauhan.