In the midst of stormy winds and heavy rainfall in Mumbai due to Cyclone Tauktae, many Bollywood celebs have appealed to all to stay indoors. Taking the lead, superstar Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to warn Mumbaikars about the effects of the cyclone Tauktae. He wrote, “Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea intensifies along the Western Coasts of India .. from the South moving up .. the effects of its arrival have begun here in Mumbai with rain as I write .. the preparations for the monsoon rain sheds had just begun so the vulnerability of leaks, is there and the dealing with rain leakages about is a concern .. we try to make some makeshift arrangements .. but they are weak and not entirely protective. The severity of the monsoons as you all know is massive and all buildings and locations become most vulnerable during those 3-4 months of its presence. The JVPD Scheme is a low lying area and flooding is most imminent .. so.”
Amitabh Bachchan also informed that the “The word ‘tauktae’ .. the naming of storms cyclones typhoons et all are taken up and suggested by the countries in the region and this name has been given by Myanmar, erstwhile Burma, which is the name of a vocal lizard.” Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda, daughter of Shweta Bachchan Nanda, shared a post on Instagram stories urging all to stay safe and stay at home. Diana Penty and Shanaya Kapoor too shared the same post, that Navya Nanda posted.
Kartik Aaryan too shared a unique post on his social media page. The actor is sporting a funny expression in the posted picture and he captioned the photo “#Tauktae. One more reason to stay inside.”
Karisma Kapoor posted a photo of an uprooted tree that has fallen on a car in the city due to the cyclone. “Please stay indoors everyone,” wrote the actress on Instagram story. Kareena Kapoor also followed the suit and shared a “Ghar Pe Raho” sticker on her post. Kunal Khemu, Kirti Kharbandaand Shruti Seth also urged their fans to stay indoors.
Sonu Sood reached out to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Twitter, seeking help to save the lives of people who were stuck in the middle of the Arabian sea due to the cyclone. As reported by IANS, cyclone Tauktae is likely to reach Gujarat Coast on Monday evening and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) during early hours on Tuesday as a very severe cyclonic storm with a very high surface wind speed.