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Bollywood has not only given us celebrities to drool over on the silver screen, but also some grounded actors to take inspiration from in real-life too. Despite the fame and achievements, some celebrities have managed to stay down-to-earth and prove that they are a ‘hero’ in the real-life too. The OG Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar makes sure to do his bit for the welfare of the society. (Also Read: Akshay Kumar Takes His Wife, Twinkle Khanna To A Hospital As She Gets Injured, Video Inside)
Be it donating Rs 1.5 crores to build home for the transgender people in Chennai, Rs 1 crore to Cyclone Fani victims in Odisha (2019), Rs 15 lakh to digging pits for building toilets to promote the importance of sanitation and good hygiene and establishing a special insurance scheme to secure the future of the stuntmen and stuntwomen, Akshay Kumar has proved that more than the superheroes in movies, we need heroes like him in real life.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and it has affected the lives of the daily wagers and others the most. Ever since the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had announced the PM Care Fund, citizens from all walks of life have come forward to donate their bit to help the people. Akshay Kumar too, contributed a generous amount and replying to Narendra Modi’s tweet, he announced, “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.”
Akshay Kumar’s proud wife, Twinkle Khanna is all praises for her husband and recalling the conversation she had with him regarding the donation, she replied to his tweet. Twinkle tweeted, “The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, ‘I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing.’”
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Akshay Kumar had spilt some beans about his decision of making a contribution to the PM Care Fund. He had stated, “You can call it my weakness or whatever, but I am never able to express my feelings or thoughts behind gestures of contributing to a cause.” When probed how he is always the first one to stand up for such causes, Akshay continued, “Main kaun hota hoon ‘charity’ yah ‘donate’ karne waala? 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.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Cooks Pancakes For His Wife, Mira Rajput Kapoor As She Enjoys Her Self-Quarantine)
Adding that he will always stand up for the safety of his motherland, Akshay Kumar had concluded, “It’s important that I refer to my mother here because poori duniya mein ek fear hai that senior citizens will be ignored and left to themselves during this coronavirus crisis. Hum yeh soch bhi kaise sakte hain. Meri maa ki jaan important hai, aapke maa baap ki jaan important hai.” Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi replied to Akshay’s tweet, “Great gesture @AkshayKumar. Let’s keep donating for a healthier India.”
Akshay Kumar had also posted a video a few days ago, in which he had appealed to the people to stay at home during the lockdown. An annoyed Akshay had urged people to comply with the mandatory quarantine during the crucial COVID-19 phase. He had captioned the video as “#StayAtHomeSaveLives At the risk of sounding repetitive, sharing my thoughts...there is a lockdown for a reason. Please don’t be selfish and venture out, you’re putting others lives at risk âª#StayAtHomeSaveLives. @my_bmc.”
In fact, Akshay Kumar has also put on hold the release of his film, Sooryavanshi and ‘keeping in mind the health and safety’ of the audience, the team of the movie had decided to postpone the release date. Akshay’s statement could be read as “Sooryavanshi is an experience that we have created for you with over a year of dedication and hard work, and the response we received for its trailer was nothing less than electrifying and made it clear that this film truly belongs to its audience. We have been as excited as you are to present the film to you and your family but due to recent outburst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we, the makers, have decided to postpone the release of your film Sooryavanshi, keeping in mind the health and safety of our beloved audience. And therefore, Sooryavanshi will be back for you just when the time is right. After all, safety comes first. Until then, keep the excitement alive, take good care of yourself and stay strong. We shall put through this.” (Also Read: Deepika Padukone Shares Husband, Ranveer Singh's Lockdown Routine, Says, He Sleeps For 20 Hours)
We too, are proud of Akshay for being so generous and doing his bit for the society in every manner he can!
The COVID-19 outbreak in the world has given us a chance to rethink our actions and to halt our busy lives. It has proved that everything else in the world is just temporary and it is our family and relationships that hold huge importance and will stay with us till theRead More