Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor recently announced that he would be lending his support to five initiatives aimed at helping the needy amidst the coronavirus crisis in India. The actor has now has decided to do more for the daily wage earners who have been worst hit financially during the lockdown.
The Panipat actor will go on a virtual date today to raise funds. Arjun and his sister Anshula Kapoor have teamed up to help this segment of Indians. The brother-sister duo, through Anshula’s online fundraising platform, Fankind, has come up with a novel idea.
He confirms, “There is a section of people in our country who have lost livelihood during this crisis and are in dire need to sustain themselves and their families. I am talking about the scores of daily wage earners – your favourite chaat wale bhaiya, construction workers, coolies, dhobis, rickshaw drivers and so many others. The lockdown is meant that they can’t go out and earn a living. Fankind, GiveIndia and I, we have come together to provide cash in hand for these daily wage workers in serious need.”
Arjun adds, “GiveIndia has identified more than 60 thousand families across India that need our help. All you have to do is log on to fankind.org/arjun and donate. Even 100 rupees will make a huge difference. Your entire donation amount will go in the hands of these people in need.”
The five lucky winners will stand a chance to go on a virtual date with the actor on April 11 (today). The 34-year-old says, “A special thank you in advance to everyone who is going to come forward and donate for this special cause. I will be meeting and chatting and chilling with the winners, and we will all be doing a video chat. I will be getting to know you, share a laugh with you, have a meal with you and just have a good evening together. Let’s come together to help those in serious need.”
The ‘2 States’ actor has already donated to various COVID-19 relief funds including PM-CARES Fund, Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, GiveIndia, The Wishing Factory and Bollywood’s Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE).
Arjun Kapoor donates to various charities for COVID-19 battle