It’s been a somewhat eventful couple of days for Indian movie personalities with great privilege. They’ve shown very little civic responsibility in the face of a pandemic.
First, Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor who eventually tested positive for coronavirus broke quarantine. MPs, MLAs and former CMs partied with her, when requests for social distancing were already in place from government. Several are under quaratine now.
South Indian superstar Rajinikanth followed suit by posting an ill-informed video about the Janta Curfew yesterday. We wrote about it, here.
Today, Amitabh Bachchan joined this hall of fame. He tweeted,
‘AN OPINION GIVEN : 5 pm ; 22nd Mar, ‘amavasya’, darkest day of month ;virus, bacteria evil force at max potential & power ! Clapping shankh vibrations reduce/ destroy virus potency Moon passing to new ‘nakshatra’ Revati. cumulative vibration betters blood circulation.’
Following strong criticism, the tweet was deleted.
Mr Bachchan, if you can’t throw your weight in support of doctors or donate from that Panama a/c for vents etc, may be… don’t peddle lies about an ongoing pandemic.
It’s like you never went to school. Im also reporting you to @TwitterIndia for lying abt magical remedies
— Vidya (@VidyaKrishnan) March 23, 2020
Hollywood Celebrities like Rihanna, Ryan Reynolds and Justin timberlake donated millions to fight Corona Virus
Meanwhile Amitabh Bachchan is sharing watsapp forward on how noise and Amavasya can kill Viruses
What Sham these Bollywood Celebrities are
— Nehr_who (@Nehr_who) March 23, 2020
Dear AB sir, this is incorrect information. Yesterday at 5 PM, neither Moon was in Revati Nakshatra nor there was Amavasya. Yesterday was 13th Lunar Tithi (त्रयोदशी) and Moon was transiting in Shatbhisha Nakshatra. Moon will be in Revati on 25-26 March.
Your ardent fan. 🙏
— Priyanka (Astrology Guidance) (@AstroAmigo) March 23, 2020