Actor Akshay Kumar has pledged Rs 25 crores towards the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES) Fund, for fighting coronavirus. The actor took to Twitter to announce the same.
“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,” he wrote.
Telegu film industry actors had also earlier made donations towards the state and national relief funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Chiranjeevi, Mahesh Babu and Prabhas announced contributions worth Rs 1 crore each, while Ram Charan pledged to contribute Rs 70 Lakhs. Allu Arjun made a donation of a crore and 25 Lakhs. In two separate tweets, Pawan Kalyan announced he will donate Rs 50 lakhs to both the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Ministers’ relief fund and a crore to the Prime Minister’s relief fund.
Actor Allu Arjun released a video stating that he will make a donation of 1 Crore and 25 Lakhs to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. He mentioned that doctors, nurses, military and police personnel have been providing their services while the world goes through a pandemic. He added that the donation is a result of drawing inspiration from these people.