Coronavirus Shuts Down Bollywood Deepika Padukone, Priyanka, Saif Ali Khan Are On Staycation

The coronavirus pandemic has literally brought the world to a halt including the Indian cinema industry with many planned film releases, movie shoots and other events being cancelled or postponed.

In India, theatres have been shut down in several states, including Delhi, Kerala and Gujarat, pushing the release dates of films such as Sooryavanshi and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association has called for all films, television serials and web series to suspend shooting from 19 March to 31 March.

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Here’s how Bollywood celebrities have been coping with their newfound free time as they practice the recommended precautionary measures of self-isolating and social distancing.

Priyanka Chopra is spending time at her Los Angeles home with Gino the family German Shepard for solace. Gino was a gift from PC to husband Nick Jonas. The actor shared photos of her cuddling up to Gino on Instagram writing, “Staying home during this time is the safest thing to do. @ginothegerman giving mommy hugs makes it so much better…”

According to Deepika Padukone, this forced staycation has inspired her to organise her wardrobe. She termed this newfound hobby “Productivity in the time of COVID-19.”

Kareena Kapoor has decided to soak up the sunshine nevertheless, albeit from indoors.

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The actor has seemingly planned to devote her time to her newly launched Instagram account while husband Saif Ali Khan catches up on some reading. “Looks like he is ‘booked’ for the week… While I Instagram,” she captioned a photo of herself and Saif. The actor has been filming Laal Singh Chadha with Aamir Khan, though the shooting schedule is now reportedly on a hiatus.

Like Priyanka, Malaika Arora has also turned to some K9 comfort. “Love in the time of corona,” she captioned a photo of herself enjoying some quiet time on the balcony with her dog Casper.

In the meanwhile, Shraddha Kapoor has decided to catch up on her reading,

According to Filmfare, the anxiety around the outbreak is growing with people deciding to stay away from public places. Stars too are refraining from stepping out for events as their are several people who gather at such events which only add to the stress surrounding the coronavirus currently. According to the sources, Ranveer Singh’s team ’83 was planning a massive trailer launch in Mumbai and team Baaghi 3 and Angrezi Medium were planning to head to New Delhi for promotions but all of this was cancelled because of the coronavirus scare. Some major award ceremonies were also cancelled.

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About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.