Shilpa Shetty penned a heartfelt note to all Mumbaikars amidst the lockdown in place to fight Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). She wrote that while it is 'disheartening' to see Mumbai city so quite, in a way that she had never imagined before, she is consoled by the fact that it means that most people are abiding by the lockdown.
Sharing pictures of the empty streets of Mumbai on her Instagram handle, Shilpa wrote, "I am an 'assal Mumbaikar'... and like all of us, I've always known of Mumbai as the city that never sleeps! Never did I think that there'd be a day when I'd see the streets of my city empty as they are today. I have been seeing some of these images on the internet ever since the Janta Curfew and the subsequent lockdown. It's disheartening to see the city so silent, but also a consolation that 'most' people who are responsible and sensible are staying at home."
She added, "It's a matter of time, I'm sure that together with our indomitable spirit, we will fight this too! Today, I'm grateful for belonging to a city that has stood the test of time and fought every battle in front of us as one unified force. I'm a proud Mumbaikar and Indian 🇮🇳❤️🙏🏻 #20DaysOfGratefulness #Day8 #stayhome #staysafe #stayindoors #gratitude #IndiaFightsCorona," (sic).
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With regard to work, Shilpa is set to make her comeback to the big screen with Nikamma, a film directed by Sabbir Khan, co-starring Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. She will also be seen in Hungama 2, starring alongside Paresh Rawal, Pranitha Subhash, and Meezaan Jaffrey. However, both films are at a standstill because of the lockdown.