Arjun Kapoor on bandra immigrant workers crisis: They fell prey to WhatsApp rumour

How does Arjun Kapoor handle the lockdown? Yeah, when he doesn't spend time with his pet Maximus, he goes on virtual dates to raise money for those afflicted by the novel pandemic coronavirus. So instead, of course, his sister Anshula chills. Today, Arjun Kapoor connected to Mumbai's India Today Television to discuss further the lockdown of the migrant crisis that occurred yesterday and more in Bandra, Mumbai.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 16, 2020 16:36 IST

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Conversation turned inevitably towards the immigrant workers

Arjun Kapoor, like everyone else, is staying in, strictly following orders from the government. "I'm trying to be a good citizen and to follow the government. Happily, we're in a good place to stay home, and Arjun started off for those who aren't so lucky. Speaking of the need to obey the guidelines of the government, Arjun said, "I obey the BMC, our CM, Uddhav Thackeray, and Aditya Thackeray, and of course, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And if they give us an order, we will follow it, because the government is doing its best right now."

The conversation turned inevitably towards the plight of immigrant workers, which led to hundreds of them gathering yesterday at Bandra station in hopes of getting a train home once the 21-day lockdown ended. "I was initially confused because it has been done well so far by the Maharashtra Government.

As it turns out, there was some WhatsApp rumor-mongering going around that made the workers think trains should resume, and they could go home. Yet Uddhav Thackeray immediately came out and discussed the situation, telling them not to worry, which I felt was a smart way to manage the situation.

When asked what he's bingeing on in lockdown, Arjun said, "I'm watching older movies, not binge-watching shows. I've enrolled in Masterclass. I'm also using the time to remain linked with my passion for filmmaking. Filmmaking is something I've always wanted to venture into, and I'm using this time to refine that."

Thanks to the new coronavirus epidemic the film industry has been seriously impacted around the world. Why does Bollywood rebound? Arjun feels, "People have to come and build a structure of how films should be released and at what pace, and ensure that they are implemented. To release films, you need to see the mindset of the audience, what kinds of material they're in the mood for, and in particular, how many people would be allowed in the theater at one time. I'm confident all those arrangements are already in place. Protection Status