Leading actors from Hindi and other Indian language cinema came together to feature in a new short film titled Family . The film, which the actors made in their respective houses underlines the message that we all need to ‘stay at home’ to stay safe during the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Sony TV took to Twitter and posted a link to the short film. the caption to their tweet reads: “Presenting ‘Family’, a made-at-home short film featuring @SrBachchan, #Rajnikanth #RanbirKapoor @priyankachopra @aliaa08, #Chiranjeevi @Mohanlal, #Mammootty, @meSonalee @prosenjitbumba #ShivaRajkumar & @diljitdosanjh. Supported by #SonyPicturesNetworksIndia & #KalyanJewellers.”
The short film begins with Amitabh Bachchan looking for his sunglasses and a search for them brings together Ranbir Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Chiranjeevi, Ranjinikanth, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra and a few other stars.
Apart from the message of the Indian film industry’s unity and the advise to stay at home, Bachchan ends the short film with the statement that all the various artists and the industries they represent have come together to also support the daily wage earners of the Indian entertainment industry.
Just before the short film aired, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “T 3493 - Sometimes the impossible is possible ! Sometimes an idea does unfold fruitfully ! Sometimes when you seek you get ! Never before was something like this attempted ! WE ARE ONE ! Watch ‘Family’ #TonightAt9OnSony”
The film concludes with Amitabh Bachchan assuring that the nation is as united as a family in their target to contain the coronavirus pandemic. He also said that the film fraternity would make donations to daily wage earners, who are most affected by the loss of employment that has come as a consequence of deferred shoots and lockdown.