Akshay Kumar is a bona fide star. Be it on the silver screen or real-life, the superstar has been setting the right example. While many just preach good things, Akshay is someone who lives up to the expectations of his admirers and countrymen. Now, as the whole world is battling the deadly Coronvirus aka COVID-19, the 52-year-old decided to contribute a whopping Rs. 25 crores to PM-CARES fund set up by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for families affected by the lockdown. Akshay who has never shied away from associating himself with activities that benefit the society, made us all proud and lead the path for generous contributions. After announcing the donation on Twitter, he won praise from all over. Talking about the same, the superstar, in an interview with a leading daily, told that his contribution is not from him but from his mother to the motherland aka India.
“Main kaun hota hoon ‘charity’ yah ‘donate’ karne waala? (Who am I to donate or make any charity?)”. Doosri baat ki hum apni country ko Bharat Maa kehte hain. Mera yeh contribution actually mera nahi hai. Yeh meri maa ki taraf se Bharat Maa ko hai. (We address our country as Bharat Maa. So this contribution is not from me. It is from my mother to my motherland, Bharat Maa.),” Akshay told.
This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2020
Soon after Akshay's tweet went viral, his wife Twinkle Khanna couldn't stop gushing over his generosity.
Apart from Akshay, celebrities like Varun Dhawan, Rajkummar Rao, Shilpa Shetty, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhushan Kumar and many others pledged to contribute to the relief fund.
(Source: Hindustan Times)