Actress Kangana Ranaut hosted a pooja at her home on Monday to celebrate her 33rd birthday. Photos from the pooja, shared on her official social media handles, show Kangana, looking graceful in a sari, surrounded by loved ones.
The photos show elders as well as children, and some of her fans are not impressed with this at a time when the country is battling the coronavirus outbreak and strictly advising social distancing. Many who commented on the pictures pointed out the need for isolation, besides wishing the actress.
“The Ranauts organised a birth pooja for the birthday of #KanganaRanaut. Goddess Durga is worshipped during this Pooja in the form of Kanyas. This is pure joy, guys, “ read the caption on Instagram.
On the workfront, Kangana will next be seen in Thalaivi, a multilingual biopic of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Directed by A.L. Vijay, Thalaivi, the film will also see Arvind Swami play actor-politician MGR. Thalaivi also features Priyamani as Sasikala. The film's screenplay is by Baahubali fame Vijeyendra Prasad.
In another upcoming project Tejas, Kangana will essay an Indian Air Force pilot. Talking about Tejas, Kangana said in a statement, "Very often the sacrifices made by our brave women in uniform go unnoticed by the nation. Tejas is a film where I have the honour of playing the role of one such Air Force pilot that puts country before self.
Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India crossed 500 on Tuesday. Restrictions and lockdowns have been issued in almost all states now. PM Modi also asked state governments to ensure that rules and regulations of the coronavirus lockdown are enforced as he noted that many people are not taking the measure seriously.
"Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request state governments to ensure rules and laws are followed," he said in a tweet.