With life in Mumbai coming to a standstill due to the heavy downpour, celebrities such as Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, and Farhan Akhtar among others extended support and spread awareness by asking people to stay safe.
The celebrities took to Twitter on Tuesday to share their concern.
“BMC helpline 1916. Police helpline 100. Home is the safest for most. Find shelter and give shelter. Be safe Mumbai,” Priyanka tweeted.
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani requested the city to be well prepared.
“Mumbai, if you’re getting into a car, make sure you have water, food and something to break windows with, if needed. Stay safe, help others,” he said.
Dia Mirza wrote, “Please do not venture out! If you can offer shelter to strays and people stuck in the rain please do. MCGM helpline number 1916.”
Sonakshi wrote, “Mumbai rains really lashing down. Please stay indoors and be safe everyone. Help those who need it. BMC helpline 1916, police 100.”
Stay indoors as far as possible.Move out only if it is very important. Due to waterlogged roads,Traffic not moving and slow at most places
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 29, 2017
Sharing the important numbers to dial in case of emergency, Madhuri shared an image and wrote, “Some good numbers for all of us.”
Farhan also shared an image of important numbers and asked people to reshare.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 29, 2017
Television actor Mohit Raina asked people to stay safe and also give shelter to others if possible.
“Stay safe! Stay indoors Mumbai! Spread the word, open your doors for the needy, I just did that,” he posted.
Celebrities such as Anupam Kher and R. Madhavan were not spared by the rain.
There is NO city in the world like #Mumbai when it comes to Human Bonding & Resilience at the time of crises. We see that again & again.🙏
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) August 29, 2017
“My car got stuck in heavy rains. Called a friend. He and his daughter came to my rescue. Now I am in his house,” Kher tweeted.
Madhavan had to dump his car and wade through water to reach home.
“My silly car down. Had to bail and wade home in thigh deep water. Excitement and frustration,” he wrote.