BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: After Akshay Kumar contributed Rs 25 core to the PM-CARES fund to fight against the deadly coronavirus which has infected more than 1,000 Indians and killed 20, now young actor Varun Dhawan has also followed in his footsteps and has donated Rs 30 lakh to the PM-CARES fund. “We will over come this. Desh hai toh hum hain,” the Badlapur actor tweeted.
I pledge to contribute 30 lakhs to the PM CARE fund. We will over come this. Desh hai toh hum hain. https://t.co/E87IU22NaF
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 28, 2020
Meanwhile Sarbjit actor Randeep Hooda and entrepreneur Jay Patel have partnered to contribute Rs 1 crore to the PM-CARES fund, reported Pune Mirror. “We salute the heroes who are serving against the life-threatening coronavirus disease without fear around the clock – doctors, nurses, police and daily needs suppliers. The world is going through pandemic with extreme effects of a virus that has not been experienced by any of us living today,” the actor said in the interview. He also said, “This is a time for all of us to counter what we have gained to our country and our people. In this time of crisis, every business owner should contribute as per their capability. And that contribution can be in terms of money, technology, providing premises, donating equipment or offering their expertise,” the Highway actor said.
On Saturday, when Akshay contributed Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES fund, he took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
Meanwhile, the netizens have come down heavily on the three Khans – Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir – for not donating any money in this time of crisis. The social media users have also criticised veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan for not contributing anything so far to the PM-CARES fund, though he has been constantly raising awareness about COVID-19.