The world is still fighting against the coronavirus pandemic with several frontline health workers tirelessly working towards keeping the world safe and people from the film industry have now expressed their gratitude through a social initiative.
After sending 20,000+ PPE kits to over 50 hospitals across the country Bollywood celebrities Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Dia Mirza, Sonakshi Sinha, Vir Das, Richa Chadha, Pooja Hegde amongst others, concluded their initiative on National Doctor’s Day.
Inspired by producer Manish Mundra, the PPE drive was initiated by celebrity photographer and producer Atul Kasbekar, in partnership with Tring India to protect the frontline workers who are fighting the war against COVID-19. From KEM Hospital and Cama in Mumbai, the initiative has reached other cities like Hyderabad, Ratnagiri, Lucknow, Pune, Indore, Punjab, and Delhi. Dedicating the video to the doctors and other officials at the frontline, the actors in a compelling message proclaimed them as the real-time heroes.
Speaking about the initiative, Atul said, “While all of us are safe at home under lockdown, it’s important that we celebrate them today and value them for the incredible and strenuous work they are putting in for over 100 days now. Our entire perception of heroism has altered in these times. When we started the initiative, it was the need of the hour. While the Government officials are doing their best, the citizens also must step up in whatever ways they can. A bunch of us came together and Manish (Mundra) has been a big help through the process guiding us to those in need.”
Source: DNA India