Bollywood bans Pakistan artists
Expressing their solidarity to the CRPF jawans who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack, Bollywood celebs have extended support to the families of the jawans.
Bollywood support Phulwama martyrs
To pay tribute to the martyrs, actors from the film fraternity observed a Black Day’on Sunday. Taking out some time to respect the slain jawans, actors put pause to all their work.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan cancelled his presence as a special guest at Virat Kohli’s foundation event in Mumbai last Friday and announced that he will donate Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 40 CRPF jawans. Later the event was called off by Virat Kohli to pay tribute to the martyrs.
Total Dhamaal team also stepped up as the entire crew, actors and makers – have donated ₹ 50 lakhs to families of soldiers who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. Following this, actor Ajay Devgan took to twitter saying that the film will not release in Pakistan. The film is due to release this week.
In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 18, 2019
Akshay Kumar vowed to donate ₹5 crore through ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ and the 51-year-old actor has also been urging his nearly 30 million Twitter followers to do the same through a fundraising initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget.We’re all angry & it’s time to act. So act now,donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on https://t.co/5j0vxsSt7f There’s no better way to pay homage to them & show your support.This is the only official site,pls don’t fall prey to fakes pic.twitter.com/sYruUtzgKY
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 16, 2019
‘Uri’ producer Ronnie Screwwala also took to social media to announce that a part of the money committed to Uri attack army welfare fund will also go to the families of those who lost their lives in Pulwama.
RSVP &Team URI committed Rs. 1 Cr to families of URI attack /Army Welfare Fund -will ensure part goes to victims #Pulwama ..but urge more to respond -in small lots – and also our Indian “Unicorns” to donate graciously @Paytm @Olacabs @Flipkart @amazon @narendramodi @anandmahindra
— Ronnie Screwvala (@RonnieScrewvala) February 16, 2019
Salman Khan has also done his bit through his charitable organisation Being Human.
My heart goes out for the Jawans of our beloved country and their families who lost their lives as martyrs to save our families… #YouStandForIndia
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 14, 2019
Renowned Rapper Badshah has donated ₹3 lakh to the ‘CRPF Wives Welfare Association fund’ and made the announcement via Instagram.