To curb the disturbance caused by the sudden lockdown in the nation due to novel coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced PM-CARES. In the midst of the on-going global crisis many prominent personalities including our B-Town stars stepped forward to contribute to the PM-CARES Fund.
Famous Bollywood celebs like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kartik Aaryan and many others generously donated to the PM-CARES Fund. But it was the contribution made by Akshay Kumar which hogged all the limelight, and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha doesn’t seem happy with that revelation.
For the unknown, Akshay Kumar donated Rs. 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund. Khiladi Kumar more Rs.3 crores to BMC and lauded their efforts of keeping the city safe. However, Shatrughan Sinha has another perspective and he feels that there was no need to reveal the amount by actors and turn this generous deed into a competition.
Well, it seems like Shatrughan has indirectly pointed out at Akshay Kumar. In a recent interview, Sinha said, “It is downright offensive and demoralizing to hear someone has contributed Rs. 25 crores. Is this to say, you are going judge an individual’s volume of concern for the current crisis by the amount of money he gives away? In no part of the world do celebrities flaunt the amount they give for charity. Charitable causes are always a private affair. I fear showbiz is now in the danger of collapse, so now we have it being replaced by show-off biz.”
On the work front, Akshay Kumar will be next seen in Rohit Shetty’s cop drama titled Sooryavanshi. The film was supposed to release on 24th March but the makers of the film had to postpone the release date of the film owing to nationwide lockdown because of the novel coronavirus scare.
There were speculations about Sooryavanshi will directly be released on an OTT platform given to the circumstances in the nation showing no signs of improvement. But the rumors were clarified and Sooryavanshi being the highly-anticipated film of the year, it will get a proper theatrical release as and when the situation returns to normalcy.