Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan: Bollywood celebrities who extended support amid COVID-19 crisis – Times of India

Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan: Bollywood celebrities who extended support amid COVID-19 crisis – Times of India

As our country battles with the second wave of Coronavirus, Bollywood celebrities are doing their best to help India fight COVID-19. They are also appealing to fans and admirers to support the relief measures.

From Priyanka Chopra’s fundraisers, Salman Khan’s food distribution to Milind Soman talking about Plasma donation, they doing their bit.

Ajay Devgn

The ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ actor has been working with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to provide emergency medical facilities for Mumbaikars affected by the virus. Ajay has teamed up with BMC and a Hospital to set up ICU (Intensive Care Units) in the city.

Alia Bhatt


Alia Bhatt has been sharing important information like phone numbers of hospitals, medications as well as doctors who are providing aid to the patients. She and her sister Shaheen Bhatt are sharing information city-wise and contacts about NGOs who are working for COVID relief.

Salman Khan


Superstar Salman Khan has pledged to help frontline workers in Mumbai. The initiative by ‘Radhe’ actor serves food to more than 5000 people including frontline workers and poor people. Recently, a video of Salman went viral on social media where he checked the quality of food that is being distributed to the frontline workers. He made sure that the staff maintained hygiene and followed all the COVID-19 protocols.

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna


Akshay Kumar donated 10 million rupees ($133,810) to former Indian cricketer now politician Gautam Gambhir’s foundation. This foundation distributes free food, medicines and oxygen to the needy. A few days back, Twinkle Khanna shared on social media that they have successfully arranged 100 oxygen generators for those in need.

Milind Soman


A few days back, Milind Soman tested negative for COVID-19. Last week, the actor took to his social media handle to talk about plasma donation. He revealed that in another 10 days, he will be ready to donate plasma. The actor also urged his followers to do the same. His fans and admirers hailed the actor who spoke about donating plasma.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas


Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas have created a fundraiser to help India fight COVID-19. They have also appealed to fans to support the relief measures. The donation will go directly to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centres, Isolation centres, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilization.

John Abraham

Recently, John Abraham informed his fans that he has handed his social media accounts to organisations that are helping with Covid-19 relief. “All content posted on my handles will be exclusively to help those affected with the resources they require. It is time to extend ourselves to humanity and take measures to overcome this crisis,” he captioned the post.

Sushmita Sen


Sushmita Sen managed to arrange oxygen cylinders in Mumbai. After the actress learned about the oxygen crisis in Delhi, she had asked her followers to suggest a way so that she could send cylinders as she could not find the right channel to transport them to Delhi.

Lata Mangeshkar


Singer Lata Mangeshkar contributed 700,000 rupees ($190,569) towards Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Covid-19 relief fund.

Hrithik Roshan


Hrithik Roshan joined hands with Hollywood actors to help raise an estimated USD 3.68 million. Author Jay Shetty revealed that the ‘War’ actor contributed USD 15,000 to the fundraiser.

Bollywood celebrities like Taapsee Pannu, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Janhvi Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Swara Bhasker, among others have been providing helpline numbers and support relief efforts.

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