The basic hygiene has been brought back in fashion amidst the Coronavirus scare worldwide and while the regular washing and sanitising of hands has been declared precautionary, Brahmastra star Alia Bhatt creates ‘save water’ awareness. The 20-seconds compulsory washing of hands might have been taken as the gospel truth but it is equally necessary to not leave the tap running and the same is being preached by Alia. Also Read - British PM Boris Johnson Shifted to Intensive Care Unit as His Coronavirus Symptoms 'Worsened'
Taking to her Instagram handle, Alia shared a “friendly reminder” advising fans to not worsen another global crisis. Her message read, “Friendly reminder that washing your hands for 20 seconds does not mean you need to have the tap running for 20 seconds. In the midst of one global crisis let’s not worsen another. Wash your hands, but save as much water as you can (sic).” Quick to respond, VJ Anusha Dandekar commented with heart emojis. Also Read - 'If PM Modi Doesn't Allow...': Trump Warns India of 'Retaliation' if US Order of Hydroxychloroquine Not Released
According to official figures stated by the Union Health Ministry, a total of 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India so far. Of these, 64 are Indian nationals, 16 are Italians and one a Canadian. More than 4,000 ‘contacts’ have been put under surveillance. Two deaths have been reported so far in India due to Coronavirus.
On the professional front, Alia is gearing up for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra that is slated to hit the cinema screens on December 8, 2020. In the film, Ranbir Kapoor essays the role of Shiva while Alia plays his love interest Isha. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Ranbir’s guru and Mouni Roy is essaying the role of an antagonist. The film also features Dimple Kapadia and Akkineni Nagarjuna in important roles. Brahmastra is a trilogy produced by Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions.
A report in Mid-Day revealed that Shah Rukh Khan recently shot for a special role in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra that is being produced by SRK’s best pal – Karan Johar. The daily quoted a source close to the development saying, “Shah Rukh’s character is one of the key highlights of the film and comes at a crucial point in the narrative. The film is a mix of fantasy and mythology, and it will be interesting to see how his scientist character helps Ranbir’s Shiva in his quest.”
Initially, the film was supposed to release in Christmas 2019 but got delayed due to VFX work and it was pushed for the Summer 2020 release. Another update came about the film being further delayed to Winter 2020 which has been confirmed now. The crew was spotted shooting for the climax of the film in Manali and Himachal Pradesh in December 2019. Later, the team moved to Varanasi for a song shoot.