Video: Sonu Nigam to sing live from Dubai in support of Modi's 'Janta Curfew'

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Dubai - India PM has called on citizens to stay indoors.

By Michael Gomes

Published: Sun 22 Mar 2020, 12:28 AM

Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has created a special video message from Dubai in which he has come out in support of the 'Janta Curfew' in India this Sunday. The veteran playback singer also promised to give a live performance online from Dubai at 8pm India time (6.30 pm UAE time) on Sunday.

"Namaskar, friends. A day before, our honorary Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an iconic and legendary speech. I would like to congratulate him for his pure and clear words and actions. Coronavirus takes 12 hours to destroy and Janta curfew is for 14 hours. So you can understand how big a masterstroke this is, which no other country has implemented and we Indians are going to do it this Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm. Stay in your houses," the singer said in his video message on social media.
The award-winning singer, who is self-isolating himself along with his family in Dubai and will return to India only after things get back to normal, told Mid-Day: "I was in the Himalayas till March 5th and then my Mumbai concert got postponed, so I decided to join my family in Dubai until March 17. I'll have to wait now until things become normal. Don't wanna be stuck in quarantine and burden the already burdened authorities."
He also shared how he has been taking precautionary measures in the wake of Covid-19.
"I would have loved to be with my father and sister but I guess I could potentially be dangerous to them due to my exposure to Dubai and Mumbai airports. We generally stay indoors. Nevaan (Nigam's son) is studying in Dubai and his school is closed so we have ample time to do things indoors. Basically avoiding outdoors unless it's super necessary. Cleanliness and disconnect socially is being exercised by us too," NIgam told the Indian daily.

He ended the video message by saying that he would be joining the public and clapping along with them at 5 pm (IST) and would also be doing a live performance online from Dubai on Sunday.
"Though I am not in India, I will be with all of you at 5 pm (IST), I will go in front of the TV and clap with you. I also plead with all of you to do the same, if not from your balconies, then at least from the windows of your home for all those health workers who are risking their lives and toiling very hard for us. I will do a live concert for all you people at 8pm (IST) from Dubai. I will go to a studio and do a live concert not just Indians but all the people worldwide. Please watch it, it's a free concert. Bye. Lots of love and Jai Hind," he concluded. with inputs from IANS

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