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Coronavirus outbreak: Bhumi Pednekar, Shilpa Shetty and others pledge donations to PM-CARES Fund

Coronavirus outbreak: Akshay Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Varun Dhawan and others donate to help the needy.

Written by A. Kameshwari , Kshitij Rawat , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: March 30, 2020 8:36:22 am
Bollywood on corona Many celebrities have made donations towards coronavirus relief efforts. (Photo: Bhumi Pednekar/Instagram, Shilpa Shetty/Instagram)

As the country is witnessing a 21-day lockdown, celebrities are making sure to motivate fans to stay inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many celebrities have also made donations towards coronavirus relief efforts. Akshay Kumar on Saturday donated Rs 25 crore towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund.

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Akshay tweeted, “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.”

Hrithik Roshan, meanwhile, has bought N95 and FFP3 masks for BMC workers and other caretakers.

Celebrities like Richa Chadha, Pooja Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Riteish Deshmukh, Shruti Haasan and others are encouraging fans to support daily wage workers.

Across many film industries around the world, shoots have been cancelled and film releases have been postponed due to coronavirus. In India too, all film and television shoots have been halted.

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The workout pout... It's a thing... really! #WorkoutFromHome

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Guys plzzzz follow the guidelines & stay at home ...plz b a responsible citizen of your country #stayhomestayheathy #JaiHind 🙏🇮🇳 #divyakhoslakumar

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"#CoronaCrisisCharity is one of the most needed and noble initiative in this hour of strife. Film industry is our family and we should come forward to take care of daily wage workers. I would like to pledge an amount of Rs. 10 lakhs to this initiative. Stay home. Stay safe," Sai Dharam Tej tweeted.

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