The entire world has come to a stand-still as everyone comes together to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus. India has taken a lot of positive steps to control this widespread disease. Last week, PM Narendra Modi called for a country-wide lockdown for three weeks. The PM took it upon himself to start a public charitable trust called ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund)’, for the many distressed situations such as the Coronavirus, which will protect alleviating the suffering of those affected.
The Bollywood fraternity has come forward and joined hands to offer its support for this cause. Not only have the actors been active in spreading the word about following hygiene protocols and encouraging social distancing, but they also largely contributed to the PM-CARES Fund.
Just recently we saw superstar Akshay Kumar announce that he has donated Rs. 25 crores to the fund for this cause. The actor mentioned that this is the time to do all that one can to help others. Along with Akshay Kumar, there was also an announcement made by ace filmmaker, T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar that he will also take part in this cause by pledging to donate a sum of Rs. 11 crores to the organization founded by our PM.
This also goes on to show that the T-Series legacy is in able hands. Bhushan’s father Gulshan Kumar who had started the music label, was known in the industry for his goodwill and his humanitarian nature. Back in the day, Gulshan Kumar was renowned for helping those in need, and give opportunities to everyone who deserved it. He had taken up several causes in his time and also donated huge sums of money to charity. His kind and philanthropic nature are what his son Bhushan has imbibed and it is clearly reflected in his actions. Taking his legacy forward, Bhushan is also known to be one of the kindest and most charitable souls in the industry, helping people and giving talented people the break they deserve. And with this noble deed, Bhushan surely has made his father proud.
Like always, members of the film industry have come together to make sure that they aid the people of our country in any way they can. By taking these positive steps, they have also encouraged many others to do the same.
With the help and support of our esteemed film industry members and the government along with the masses, our country, and the rest of the world, will not only fight strongly against the pandemic of COVID-19 but also emerge as winners.