At a time when Nepal is grappling with the consequences of a devastating earthquake, Indian film fraternity members like Anil Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vir Das, Alia Bhatt and many more have urged their fans and friends to unite and donate through various sources for relief efforts.
Most stars of the tinsel town have extended support to an online fund-raising space – Ketto. Kunal Kapoor of Rang De Basanti is the cofounder of fundraising platform which is running an online campaign under the hashtag JoinHandsforNepal on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Celebrities like Dia Mirza, Anupam Kher, Aditi Rao Hydari, Nargis Fakhri, Abhishek Bachchan, Gaurav Kapur and Lisa Ray have taken ahead the Ketto campaign with their respective Twitter handles. In addition to this Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor have got associated with Ketto campaign in attempts to help the grief struck nation.
Stand-up comedian Vir Das has come up with an innovative way to lend his aid. Vir has sent out a message to all his fans to get essential things to his gigs for people in Nepal, which he will try to send to the people who need them the most right now.
“We are spending the day trying to tie up with the right NGOs to set up a collection drive for Nepal at each show of the #UnbelievableTour. The idea is for you to bring anything you can spare to the show. Some medicine, some products (which we shall give you details on), a blanket, types of clothes etc and we are trying to find the right people to send it across to those who need it,” a post on his Facebook page read.
Furthering the initiative a leap further the internationally acclaimed filmmaker and actor Shekhar Kapur asked his followers on Twitter to support an initiative by Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund) to help raise funds for Nepal.