9 pm 9 minute: Bollywood celebs express disappointment over people bursting crackers
Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Hansal Mehta and Adil Hussain were some of the Bollywood celebs who condemned the use of crackers to mark PM Modi's 9 pm 9 minute call
In response to the call by PM Narendra Modi to light diyas/candles/torches on Sunday to express solidarity with the COVID-19 warriors during the lockdown, several citizens resorted to bursting crackers too. Many Bollywood celebrities condemned this move and took to social media to express their disappointment.
Sonam Kapoor tweeted:
People are bursting crackers. Just FYI . They dogs are freaking out. Do people think it’s Diwali? I’m so confused.— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) April 5, 2020
In a separate tweet, the actor expressed concern for the wildlife.
There was complete peace and quite, and now the birds ,dogs and sirens are freaking out in south Delhi because some morons decided to burst fire crackers tonight.— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) April 5, 2020
Richa Chadha also seemed irritated in her tweet: "Why crackers ? Why?"
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said, "My neighbours lit diyas, candles and then chanted Go Corona Go, idhar se nikal aur kabhi waapas mat aana. Then they kicked a pot which cracked. Then they clapped in unison. Then crackers were burst elsewhere. I was writing."
Actor Adil Hussain shared: "We are with Dia! Some people are bursting crackers in South Delhi!"