Akshay Kumar’s Covid-19 ad released

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The public service advertisement actor Akshay Kumar shot for during the coronavirus lockdown has been released. The one-and-a-half minute advertisement was shared by the Press Information Bureau on Twitter.

“Our battle with COVID19 is not over, but we will not be afraid of the virus. We will take all precautions and we are going to move on with our lives,” the tweet read. The advertisement shows Akshay in a village setting, coming across a neighbour who asks him why he has ventured outdoors as soon as the lockdown was lifted.

The ad, shot by filmmaker R Balki at Kamalistan studio while taking necessary precautions, was shot with a minimal crew. “This is an ad for the health ministry featuring Akshay Kumar about the post lockdown responsibilities of each one of us. We need to get back to work but ensure our safety and those of others. So at our shoot we did the same. Like getting back to work with social distancing, sanitised outdoor set, disinfectant screen, masks. We got used to it in a few minutes. There was minimal crew and very strict protocols,” Balki told PTI.

The Maharashtra government recently revised its guidelines regarding the prohibition of film shoots in the state, allowing for certain relaxations in non-containment zones.