Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, actors Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, among others on Tuesday pledged money to various relief funds aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in the country.Whether in cash or kind, more and more personalities from the Indian entertainment industry are coming forward to offer support during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mangeshkar announced on Twitter that she was donating Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund as part of her “duty to help your government during this difficult time”.
Priyanka, along with popstar-husband Nick Jonas, donated an undisclosed amount to 10 charities including Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES), UNICEF, Goonj, Doctors Without Borders, No Kid Hungry, and SAG-AFTRA.
Taking to Twitter, the “Quantico” star said these organisations are doing “amazing work” by helping those impacted by the COVID19 outbreak.
“They are feeding the hungry, supporting doctors and first responders, helping low income and homeless communities, and supporting our colleagues in the entertainment industry,” she tweeted.
Nick said the idea behind highlighting these organisations was to create awareness.Kareena said she along with husband, actor Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur, pledged support to UNICEF, GIVE INDIA and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV).
In an Instagram post, Katrina Kaif said she has donated money to both, Maharashtra Chief Minister’s relief fund and PM-CARES.
Alia pledged her contribution to the PM-CARES Fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra).
Many in the industry have stepped forward to pledge donations to various relief funds, including Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Kartik Aaryan, Pawan Kalyan, Prabhas, Ram Charan, Mahesh Babu, among others.