Akshay Kumar in a screengrab from the advertisement.

Akshay Kumar’s Covid-19 ad, shot during lockdown, released: Actor encourages people to go to work, be ‘atmanirbhar’

The public service commercial actor Akshay Kumar shot for through the coronavirus lockdown has been launched. The one-and-a-half minute commercial was shared by the Press Information Bureau on Twitter.

“Our battle with #COVID19 is not over, but we will not be afraid of the virus. We will take all precautions and we are going to move on with our lives,” the tweet learn. The commercial reveals Akshay in a village setting, coming throughout a neighbour who asks him why he has ventured open air as quickly because the lockdown was lifted.


“Aren’t you afraid you’ll catch the virus?” the neighbour asks. “Initially I was afraid, but then I learned that if one takes precautions, catching the virus is unlikely,” Akshay responds.

Akshay then lists the precautions he takes, which embrace carrying a masks, washing palms, and sustaining social distance. “If the health service workers are sacrificing so much to save our lives, the least we can do is to make it easier for them,” Akshay continues. The actor additionally appears to recommend that there’s nothing to fret about if one does contract the sickness, as the federal government has sufficient hospitals able to deal with sufferers.

“This is no time to worry, it is the time to support each other,” the actor continues. Akshay’s phrases encourage the neighbour to additionally go to work. The neighbour says that it might be the dishonourable factor to not go to work. Akshay ends the commercial by saying that the nation must be made ‘atmanirbhar’.

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The advert, shot by filmmaker R Balki at Kamalistan studio whereas taking vital precautions, was shot with a minimal crew. “This is an ad for the health ministry featuring Akshay Kumar about the post lockdown responsibilities of each one of us. We need to get back to work but ensure our safety and those of others. So at our shoot we did the same. Like getting back to work with social distancing, sanitised outdoor set, disinfectant screen, masks. We got used to it in a few minutes. There was minimal crew and very strict protocols,” Balki instructed PTI.

The Maharashtra authorities lately revised its pointers relating to the prohibition of movie shoots within the state, permitting for sure relaxations in non-containment zones.

In March, Akshay had shared a video of himself, furiously telling individuals to remain indoors as the federal government introduced a lockdown to regulate the unfold of Covid-19. “Every time I talk about what’s in my heart with politeness but today I am so angry, forgive me if I end up saying anything rude,” he opened by saying within the video. “Have some people really lost it? Who here doesn’t understand the word lockdown? You think you are so brave. All this will get you in trouble. You’ll end up in a hospital and make your family sick too… No one will be left. Use your brain, I beg you,” he added.

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