Actor Rajinikanth, popularly referred to as superstar by his fans the world over, was seen standing at the gate of his residence, candle in hand, at the stroke of 9 o'clock.
PM Modi’s 9pm 9 minutes call: Rajinikanth, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Nayanthara participate
Chennai - 06 Apr 2020 12:12 IST
Updated : 12:13 IST
Southern stars such as Rajinikanth, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun and Nayanthara were among those who responded to prime minister Narendra Modi’s 9pm lights out call on Sunday by lighting diyas and candles to show their solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Actor Rajinikanth, popularly referred to as superstar by his fans the world over, was seen standing at the gate of his residence in Chennai holding a lighted candle in his hand at the stroke of 9 o'clock. He was accompanied by his wife Latha Rajinikanth.
Latha Rajinikanth took to Twitter to state, 'Let the gloom of darkness go. May light prevail and shine again. May the earth be protected.'
Telugu star Mahesh Babu tweeted: '9pm 9 minutes. Light for India. Stay home stay safe.'
Actor Chiranjeevi participated in the initiative with his family. In a video released by his publicist on Twitter, Chiranjeevi is seen holding a diya along with his wife and over a dozen family members.
Actor Venkatesh showed his support by lighting diyas and candles.
Actor Ram Charan’s wife Upasana Konidela tweeted a picture in which she is seen sitting by a diya. She said the picture was clicked by her husband.
Allu Arjun stood at the gate of his house with his entire family with diyas in their hands. He was joined by his young son and daughter.
Actress Pooja Hegde, who was seen recently in the Telugu film Ala Vaikunthapuramuloo (2020), lit diyas in her garden.
Light. Prayer. Good intentions...”Remember, Happiness can be found,even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” ❤️ #9baje9minute #powerofpositivity @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/LNfguPIP85— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) April 5, 2020
Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna participated with his wife Amala Akkineni and son Akhil Akkineni. They were seen holding candles.
Actress Raashi Khanna, who works predominantly in the Telugu and Tamil industries, took part in the initiative by lighting diyas.
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia participated in the Light for India campaign by lighting candles along with her parents. She later took to Twitter to share pictures.
The wound is the place where the light enters you 🌏— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 5, 2020
Lighting the feeling of hope, positivity and strength with my family. We are all in this together!
#IndiaFightsCorona #9pm9minutes #StayHomeStaySafe #Heal pic.twitter.com/xaJMIFBn2B
Actress Nayanthara’s boyfriend Vignesh Shivn shared on Instagram a picture of her holding a diya.