Singer-actor Farhan Akhtar, Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and actor-producer Arbaaz Khan received their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The trio took to social media to share the update. It was, however, unclear if the shot was their first or second. While Mehra and Farhan got the vaccine via a drive through, Khan received the dose at a vaccination centre.
"Thank you – BMC #covid vaccination drive through – most effective, not crowded, all it took 10 minutes,” the "Rang De Basanti" director wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of him getting the jab.
Farhan, on the other hand, in a post on Twitter revealed that he received the vaccine shot at a drive-in vaccination centre at Andheri sports complex in Mumbai. "Got my first jab today via drive through at Andheri sports complex. Thank you to @mybmc & @MumbaiPolice for the streamlined system," the 47-year-old actor said.
"To those waiting their turn, the process does take 2-3 hours (for now) so please be patient. Carry water & a snack, if need be. Stay safe," he added.
Meanwhile, Khan, known for backing the "Dabangg" franchise, shared a video of him taking the shot. "I got vaccinated now it's your turn," the 53-year-old producer captioned the clip.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting vaccinated first and immunisation of frontline workers, followed by the next phase meant for over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions, which started from March 1.
The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai increased by 2,403 on Sunday to touch 6,76,475, while 68 deaths during the day took the toll to 13,817, an official said.
--with inputs from PTI