Rakul Preet who was last seen films like De De Pyaar De, Marjaavaan and Shimla Mirchi is doing her bit for the needy during the period of lockdown that the country is currently going through. In an interview to Times of India, the actor has said that she along with her family has taken the initiative to feed 200 families near their residence in Gurugram. These families who live in a slum close to her residence were struggling to get a basic meal due to the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
"My dad figured this entire slum where people are completely right now out of their basics. We are facilitating two meals a day for all those people and we have decided to do it till the time the lockdown is in place. If the lockdown gets pushed further, I will keep doing that. For now, I have committed till the month of April and then we will see depending on the situation. The food would be cooked at a place in my society and will be sent out to those people," Rakul said in the interview.
The actor said that this was her way of giving back to the society. “For me, nothing can give me more happiness than the smiles on these people's faces when they will eat their meal. And that will make me extremely happy. So that's my way of expressing my gratitude for everything I have and it is a very small effort. Whoever can make a difference should, because I truly believe in giving back to the society," Rakul added.
Inspired by the actor, some of Rakul Preet’s fans are also doing what they can to help those in need during this phase of lockdown. Her fans have been tweeting about their work on the social media platform and getting a thumbs up from Rakul as well.
This makes me sooooo proud ❤️❤️ thanku ! God bless you and stay safe https://t.co/P1mL38ZGvW— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) April 1, 2020
Let’s hope more fans get inspired by their screen idols and become real heroes in times of crisis.
(With inputs from Times of India)
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