We have often seen fans do extreme things for their favourite stars. From waiting outside their houses to see a glimpse of them to getting their names tattooed, people can go to any extent to express their love for the beloved stars. Birthdays, too, have become a major event for fans, where fans make sure they do something grand and special for the celebs. Jr NTR, who is celebrating his birthday today, however, requested his fans to not celebrate his birthday this time around.

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A month before NTR’s birthday, fans started trending it on Twitter. They would do countdowns everyday on social media, and ask fellow fan to make the trend grow. People even gather to cut cake for the star, and often even reach his house to see a glimpse of the megastar. Posters gets erected at different places and people gather to celebrate his birthday.. Knowing that his fans would want to celebrate his birthday and possibly gather around his house too this year amid the pandemic, he requested them to stay at home and not celebrate his special day.

The actor took to Twitter to post a letter for his fans. He wrote, “My dear fans, a big thank you to each and every one of you. I have seen your messages, your videos and your good wishes. Your prayers have kept me going and I am indebted to you all for this love. I am doing very good and I hope to test negative soon.”

The Aravinda Sametha actor explained why he has such a request from his fans and wrote, “Every year, the affection shown by you on the occasion of my birthday is something I truly cherish. But in these challenging times, the biggest gift you can give me is to stay home and follow lockdown rules.”

“Our country is at war with Covid-19. Our medical community and frontline workers are waging a selfless and tireless war. Many people have lost their loved ones and livelihoods. This is not a time for celebration. This is a time for showing our solidarity with those in need,” he added.

Jr NTR also asked his followers to wear a mask and stay at home. “Please take care of your family and loved ones. Support each other and extend a helping hand to those in need. When all this over and the war on Covid-19 is won, we shall celebrate together. Wear a mask. Stay at home” concluded the actor.

On the work front, Jr NTR is will be seen in SS Rajamouli’s RRR next. The film is slated to release in theatres on October 13. The film is based on Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem, played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR, respectively.