Priyanka Chopra not interested in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Priyanka Chopra says she doesn't seem to be interested in ALS ice bucket challenge.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 25, 2014 11:23 am
Actress Priyanka Chopra has been nominated by many to take up the ALS ice bucket challenge, but she doesn't seem to be interested. (Source: Varinder Chawla) Actress Priyanka Chopra has been nominated by many to take up the ALS ice bucket challenge, but she doesn’t seem to be interested. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Actress Priyanka Chopra has been nominated by many to take up the ALS ice bucket challenge, but she doesn’t seem to be interested.

The challenge involves dumping buckets of ice water over one’s head to spread awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Apart from Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson and Nicole Kidman accepting it, Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu and Abhishek Bachchan also took up the challenge.

But Priyanka is not joining the league.

“Thank u for all the nominations but… RT @shrishtiarya: Newsreader Beautifully Shuts Down Ice Bucket Challenge …… (sic),” the ‘Don’ star tweeted Sunday.

The link shared by her shows an Australian newsreader Lincoln Humphries, who firmly shuts the idea down. Humphries acknowledged the good that the ice bucket challenge has done, then suggested some other things that can be done to make a difference, including spreading the love around to other deserving causes like cancer and fresh water charities, and not wasting so much ice.

Earlier, Sonam Kapoor had refused to take up the challenge after being nominated by “Fukrey” fame Pulkit Samrat.

“@PulkitSamrat already made a donation!! Not dumping water :-( waste of resources!”, she had tweeted.

Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson has also refused as she said she can’t support an organisation that does testing on animals.

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  1. N
    Aug 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm
    What a moron !!!
  2. Y
    Aug 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm
    Stop being a racist girl! India is on the 6th place having most attractive peoples so keep that mouth shutt! They didn't want to waste the natural resources and for your kind information all of that smells comes from those western products! Which is non-biodegradable..all you guys know is to gain attention from those useless tricks n pranks while wasting all useful resources a and if there's humanity thn you guys wouldn't have to challenge people for those small donations.
  3. A
    Aug 25, 2014 at 8:09 am
    Well the lady thinks for herself . She doesn't just do things cos everyone is doing it.
  4. J
    Jon Dickerson
    Aug 25, 2014 at 10:53 am
    This is why the world looks down on and hates Indians. Not supporting a charity shouldn't be worn as a badge of honor. Rather it's a mark of huge shame. It's obvious Indians are the least compionate and humane people on earth as well as the least hygienic. Walk down any Indian street and you see and SMELL mes of beggars and cripples, many of them mutilated for the sole purpose of maniting hand-outs from foreigners. Don't expect Indians to ever help each other in a charitable way and even more so would they ever do anything like pour a bucket of water over themselves as that might actually resemble bathing! Indians are the smelliest and most morally bankrupt people on Earth!!!
  5. M
    Meghna Srikanth
    Sep 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm
    there are better ways of donation. wasting so much water is denying thousands of people drinking water. that's not charitable at all. ONE BUCKET of water wasted by 1 billion is too huge a price for a world in which 78 million people dont have access to clean water.
  6. M
    Sep 1, 2014 at 9:10 am
    there are many other options to take up the challenge like donating money.. If she donated money whats wrong.. I am sorry if u are barking just because u could not see her getting wet.. U spy.
  7. N
    Aug 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm
    If its being so harsh on a lady not doing it in India, there are others around the world not doing it too including presidents of many countries. Are they all 'bankrupt people'. Stop being racist and respect individual choices!!
  8. P
    P.A. Josph
    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:44 am
    This Ice Bucket Challenge is nothing other than showing off. Bathing in a cold water is better. Special thanks to Priyanka Chopra for this.
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