Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli announced yesterday that they would extend financial support and donate towards PM-CARES fund & CM’s relief fund. In social media post the couple had stated, “Virat and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens. #IndiaFightsCorona.” Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli did not disclose the amount they have donated. However according to a Mumbai Mirror report, the couple has jointly donated Rs 3 crore.
Previously, Akkshay Kumar pledged to donate Rs 25 crore, after PM Modi urged people to donate funds for disaster management and research amidst this health scare. “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 had shared.
Hrithik Roshan, Kartik Aaryan, Prabhas, Sara Ali Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Varun Dhawan and several other Bollywood celebrities have donated towards Covid-19 relief funds.