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Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Ranbir, Alia, Priyanka release a special film on coronavirus

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Indian film industry’s iconic stars joined hands for a special short film based on COVID-19 pandemic.

The film ‘Family’ made-at-home stars legendary Indian actors like Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan who filmed it without leaving their homes.


Highlights:

  • ‘Family’ is a short four-minute film.
  • The film was made at home and stars legendary Indian film stars.
  • The film with a special message has gone viral on social media.

The film has been conceptualised and virtually directed by Prasoon Pandey and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh from Hindi cinema, Rajinikanth from Tamil cinema, Mohanlal and Mammootty from Malayalam cinema, Chiranjeevi from Telugu cinema, Shiva Rajkumar from Kannada cinema, Prosenjit Chatterjee from Bengali cinema and Sonalee Kulkarni from Marathi cinema.

Family begins with Amitabh looking for his pair of sunglasses, and the shots cut to each of the abovementioned actors helping him find them. Finally, Priyanka hands them to him and asks why he needed them in the first place. “I needed these sunglasses because I do not need them. I am not going to go out of the house for a few days. If it lies around, it will get lost. If it gets lost, you all will have to search for it. Now, why should I trouble you all?” he responds

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“There’s another reason why we made this film. The Indian film industry is one, we are all one family. But there is another large family behind us which supports us and works with us, and that is our workers and daily wage earners, who are facing great difficulty due to the lockdown. We all have come together and teamed up with sponsors and TV channel to raise a fund. This fund will be distributed to our workers and daily wage earners to provide them some relief in these tough times,” he added.

Amitabh ended on an optimistic note and said, “Don’t be scared. Don’t panic. Be safe. This, too, shall pass. This dark cloud shall pass. Namaste.”

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The film which has over million views on social media has also been lauded by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"You can be distant, and you can be social. A great video with relevant messages. Have a look," PM Modi tweeted on Tuesday.

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