Joining the growing list of Bollywood stars who are coming forth to donate to the PM-CARES Fund and other funds to combat the pandemic, actors Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt and Sara Ali Khan on Tuesday announced their contributions.
The ‘Manmarziyan’ actor took to Instagram and announced that he will donate a sum of Rs 1 crore to help the government deal with the crisis situation.
“While I’m blessed enough to be seated with my loved ones in the comforts of my home, there are many who are not as fortunate. In this time of crisis, I humbly pledge to contribute an amount of Rs. 1 crore to PM-CARES and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund,” read Kaushal’s post.
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“We are in this together and we’ll win this together. Let us all do our bit for a healthier and stronger future. Jai Hind. #IndiaFightsCorona,” the post further read.
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Vicky’s ‘Raazi’ co-star Alia Bhatt also pledged to donate to both the funds without disclosing the amounts.
“At a time of great difficulty, while the nation is in lockdown, the central and state governments are working tirelessly to combat COVID-19,” Alia tweeted.
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 31, 2020
“I also pledge contributions to the PM-CARES Fund and the chief minister’s relief fund [Maharashtra] as a gesture of my support,” she added.
Actor Sara Ali Khan said it’s ‘time to do a good deed’, as she pledged to donate to the PM CARES Fund.
“Time to do a good deed 🙌🏻👌🏻
Stay in and help those in need!
Your contributions will protect and feed 💟☮️
I urge you to support, I request, I plead. 🙏🏻🇮🇳”, read her caption on Instagram.
Apart from the young fleet of Bollywood stars, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar donated Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Maharashtra as an effort to fight off the disease.
Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar, Kartik Aaryan, Varun Dhawan and others had chipped in to support the government in the fight against COVID-19.
The Union Health Ministry said the death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 32 and the number of total active coronavirus cases to 1,117 as on Monday.