Megastar Amitabh Bachchan expressed his gratitude towards sanitation workers who were on duty outside his bungalow, Jalsa.

Amid the nationwide lockdown to rein in the coronavirus pandemic, the actor’s 38-year-old ritual of greeting his fans on Sunday has come to a halt.

The 77-year-old actor on Sunday shared a few pictures of the well wishers cleaning the street outside his Juhu bungalow, saying it was as if the meet-and-greet hasn’t stopped after all.

“Kaun kehta hai Sunday ki well wisher meetings band ho gayi Jalsa gate pe, ye dekhiye!” Bachchan wrote on Twitter.

The actor, who used to meet-and-greet his admirers every Sunday at Jalsa, announced in March that he was calling off the weekly activity amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Like many Indian film personalities, Bachchan too has extended help in the lockdown, pledging to provide ration to support 1,00,000 households of daily wage workers and distribute food packets to those affected by the health crisis.

The actor has also been part of several public service announcements related to the coronavirus, including a remotely developed short film, Family, also featuring Rajinikanth, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh, among others.

 

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A short film shot across cities within the nation…featuring my colleagues from the Indian film industry…each one of us putting our individual pieces together from the safety of our respective homes. All this with ONE aim and ONE simple message… #StayHomeStaySafe. This film which transcends the borders of region and language, was also created to raise funds for our extended family, who are the backbone of the entertainment industry…the technicians and assistants who work on a daily wage. This is for them. Thank you @amitabhbachchan for bringing us together (virtually and with #SocialDistancing in place) and making this happen. We are one and we shall overcome! @aliaabhatt @rajinikanth @chiranjeevikonidela @mammootty @mohanlal @prosenstar #RanbirKapoor #ShivaRajkumar #PrasoonPandey @diljitdosanjh @sonalee18588

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