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Rajini, PeeCee, Big B & other B-Town celebs star in a short film on Covid-19, urge fans to stay at home, stay safe

The film also stars actress Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh among others.

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Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020, 12.14 PM IST
The film is meant to stress on the importance of staying at home, staying safe and maintaining hygiene.
The film is meant to stress on the importance of staying at home, staying safe and maintaining hygiene.
The world has come to a screeching halt as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. As the country enters day 14 of the 21-day nation-wide lockdown, a slew of Bollywood celebrities - Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth, Ranbir Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and Alia Bhatt among others, teamed up for a short film called ‘Family’.

The film is meant to stress on the importance of staying at home, staying safe, maintaining hygiene, working from home and maintaining social distancing. ‘Family’ premiered across Sony Network on Monday at 9 p.m. It can also be watched on YouTube.

The film begins with mega star Amitabh Bachchan looking for his sunglasses or ‘kala chashma’. That is when Diljit Dosanjh and Ranbir Kapoor go on a series of adventures, trying to find the thespian’s sunglasses. South superstar Rajinikanth and actress Alia Bhatt also make an appearance.

Eventually Priyanka Chopra finds the glasses and hands them over to Big B to which he says, ‘I needed these sunglasses because now I don’t need them. I am not going 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’.

That is when the camera pans to Big B and the actor says, ‘We all made this film together, but none of us ever stepped out of our respective house.’

‘You too, please stay indoors. That is the only way to keep yourself safe’, added the actor. ‘We all have come together and teamed up with sponsors and TV channel to raise a fund, and this fund will be distributed to our workers and daily wage earners’.

Clocking in at 4 minutes and 35 seconds, the film based on Big B's misplaced sunglasses, was shared on Twitter by the mega star himself with the caption, "When you see that the cause is greater than the idea you dreamt of."

The superstar ended the tweet on a hopeful note, with the words, 'WE ARE ONE and WE SHALL OVERCOME'.

The short film also features film stars Chiranjeevi, Mohanlal and Mammootty.

Big B's initiative has been supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers, through which the monthly ration of 1,00,000 households across the country will be funded.

NP Singh, managing director and CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India, said as part of its CSR outreach, SPN took the initiative of working alongside Bachchan to support the households of daily wage earners of the Indian film and television industry.

'Family' aims to capture the resilience of human spirit amid tough times, Singh added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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