With the coronavirus pandemic having brought the world to a standstill, threats of financial corrosion, especially for the working class, also loom over the globe. Bollywood actors and celebs have teamed up to help those less privileged as India is in lockdown due to coronavirus lockdown. Helping daily wage workers during the COVID-19 lockdown were a handful of celebrities including Taapsee Pannu, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ananya Panday, Rajkumar Hirani and others who are making their contribution in the fight against the coronavirus.
'I stand with humanity', Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted
Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkumar Hirani, Taapsee Pannu, Ananya Panday, and Karan Johar announced that they will be donating to an initiative by the art of living foundation and the Indian film and television industry to distribute food supplies to daily wage workers. Sharing a poster of the initiative which is called 'I Stand with humanity', Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted, “This is a truly noble initiative. I vow to support this & contribute.” Ananya Panday told Mid-Day in an interview, "I will make my contribution to the relief fund that has been set up by the Guild."
Film fraternity has come together to help wholeheartedly
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani tweeted about the initiative, "Let's take care of the daily wage earners. Film fraternity has come together to help wholeheartedly. I pledge to contribute & support this initiative." Karan Johar also tweeted, "I pledge to contribute and support this initiative! This is a situation that needs all our help, love, care and support." Taapsee Pannu wrote on Twitter, “This one for the daily wage workers. Because we need to do our bit for the ones who work with/for us.”