'India will smile again': Bollywood celebrities appear in music video for motivational new song

Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff and Vicky Kaushal star in the clip for 'Muskurayega India', which pays tribute to those doing their part to contain the coronavirus

Akshay Kumar is among the celebrities that appear in the music video for 'Muskurayega India'. YouTube
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From clapping for essential workers to lighting candles in solidarity with doctors and nurses, Bollywood celebrities have been doing their part to say thank you to those fighting on the front lines against the coronavirus.

And now, some of India's most renowned actors have appeared in the music video for a song that pays tribute.

Muskurayega India is a new song by composer and singer Vishal Mishra, released on Monday, April 6 as a thank you to India's residents for doing their part to stem the spread of Covid-19.

"With the ongoing situation, the citizens of almost every country are forced into isolation," a statement on the song's YouTube page reads. "Jjust Music and Cape of Good Films recognises this effort of unity and togetherness, and we would like to appreciate our nation for staying put. Amidst every trial that our country is braving currently, we bring to you a melody of hope to bring back the smiles on everyone's faces and keep the spirit of togetherness intact."

The video features a number of Bollywood stars lip-syncing to the tune, with lyrics penned by Kaushal Kishore.

Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff and Vicky Kaushal are among those to make an appearance, with each filming their clips from their homes.

Ayushmann Khurrana, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon and Ananya Panday can also be glimpsed in the video, which begins with a clip of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"There will be hustle and bustle in the cities again, laughter will return in the villages again," Mishra sings.

"Everyone will dance on the streets again, wheels will be on track and parks will come alive again. If all of India comes together, India will smile again, India will win again."

The video is also interspersed with sweeping shot of India, as well as shots of Mumbai police officers asking viewers to support the nation's anti-virus efforts and stay indoors.

The song is the latest initiative in India designed to support those battling Covid-19 and encourage others to do their part in stemming the spread of the virus.

On Sunday, April 5, many around the country lit candles and diyas for nine minutes at 9pm, as part of Modi's request to show solidarity with healthcare workers.

The movement came just a few weeks after the prime minister urged citizens to show their appreciation for medical workers by clapping from their balconies during the Janata Curfew.

India is currently under a complete lockdown for 21 days, starting from March 25, in an effort to contain the spread of the pandemic. As of today, the country has recorded more than 4,700 cases of Covid-19, with 136 deaths and more than 380 confirmed recoveries.