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Track the virus: B-Town busy with hobbies

Jacqueline Fernandez and Katrina Kaif have been posting videos of working out at home

By Our bureau and PTI
  • Published 21.03.20, 7:57 PM
  • Updated 21.03.20, 7:57 PM
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Katrina Kaif Sourced by The Telegraph

Tinseltown has come to a standstill and its home-bound stars taking up hobbies they had not indulged in for some time.

Karan Johar was supposed to shoot in Florence, Italy, for Takht. Now he may shift the location given that Italy is among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Salman Khan, who cancelled his shoot in Azerbaijan for Radhe with Disha Patani, is at home doing what he does second best — painting.

Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap are home reading scripts, Sidharth Malhotra is spending time with his parents.

Jacqueline Fernandez and Katrina Kaif have been posting videos of working out at home, with the Sooryavanshi actress posting a video of trying to play the guitar.

As part of the Maharashtra government’s initiative, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray shared a video on social media appealing everyone to be safe in these trying times.

The video features Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor and Ayushmann.

Kartik speaks

Kartik Aaryan delivered a Pyaar Ka Punchnama-style monologue about the importance of social distancing to fight the pandemic.

Aaryan’s monologue is targeted at people treating social distancing and work from home as an excuse to mingle with others.

Paparazzi’s nightmare

With gyms, airports and film studios out of bounds for the stars, celebrity photographers in Mumbai are struggling to come up with newer ways to keep their followers happy. Senior photographer and The Telegraph contributor Yogen Shah, who has been in the business since 1992, said these were “unprecedented times”. “I got only two paparazzi pictures the other day but it was eight the next day. It is truly bizarre, the way this is unfolding,” he said.

Wait for 83

Ranveer Singh’s 83 is officially on hold with director Kabir Khan and the film’s lead announcing the decision on social media. The team said “a decision regarding the next course of action” will be taken once conditions return to normal.