While the wrath of COVID-19 is an absolute reality as we all know and it continues to be an absolute devil all the time, we’ve already seen an array of instances of how multiple public figures are coming forward and not only expressing their support verbally but also arranging multiple efforts, causes and fundraisers to assist those affected, and who aren’t ready to get the needful due to financial reasons.
Bollywood has been receiving increasing flak about posting vacation pictures while the remainder of the country deals with one among the worst health crises in our history. Having said that, slowly but surely Bollywood is stepping up and joining the fight against Covid-19. From Alia Bhatt to Arjun Kapoor, here is how they’re helping.
Here’s How Bollywood Celebrities Helping those affected by Covid-19-
Alia Bhatt amplify resources amid on social media
Alia Bhatt has gotten creative to assist within the Covid-19crisis. She decided tie up with the well-known journalist Faye D’Souza to spot and amplify relevant information. The actress shares information regarding resources available on her social media handles which has huge number of followers.
Arjun Kapoor & Anshula Kapoor Raise Rs 1 crore with #FanKindXArjun
Arjun Kapoor recently opened about raising funds along side his sister Anshula Kapoor. He told Mid-Day that the siblings have raised Rs 1 crore through Fankind. Fankind is, “a fundraising platform that rings fans, celebrities and charities to make magical once-in-a-lifetime experiences and happy memories, that employment towards the greater good.”
This platform was created by Anshula Kapoor. they have donated the quantity which has reportedly helped 30,000 people across India.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas set up Covid-19 fundraiser
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas made a moving plea and raised awareness about the on-going health crisis in India. They also announced that they have found out a fundraiser with GiveIndia which is a corporation providing Covid-19 relief.
Akshay Kumar donates Rs 1 crore to Gautam Gambhir’s foundation
Akshay Kumar has pledged Rs 1 crore to Gautam Gambhir’s foundation which was revealed during a tweet by the cricketer. This action by Akshay Kumar to assist those in need with medicines, food and oxygen comes amidst the devastating second wave in India.
Twinkle Khanna Manages 250 Units Of Oxygen Concentrator Machines for India
Twinkle Khanna also announced the donation of 100 oxygen concentrators, along side 120 donated by Dr Drashnika Patel & Dr Govind Bankani of London Elite Health. she has managed to assemble 250 units of oxygen concentrator machines and 5,000 nasal cannulas, reading for shipping to India.
Sonu Sood Continues to Help
Sonu Sood is one among the few actors that are at the forefront in helping those in need during the pandemic. He has received tons of goodwill from his generous gestures during the first lockdown.
Now during the second wave, he has helped source oxygen cylinders, arranged medicines, and plasma for patients.
Ajay Devgan with his colleagues
Ajay Devgn has joined hands with the BMC to set up an emergency COVID-19 facility in Shivaji Park to take care of the patients. The likes of Anand Pandit, Luv Ranjan, Sameer Nair, Boney Kapoor have contributed a total of Rs 1 crore to BMC’s business development cell, ‘Smiley Account’.