Akshay Kumar turned into a real-life hero yet again as he donated 25 crores to Narendra Modi’s PM CARES fund to fight the Coronavirus crisis increasing all over the country. Twitterati just couldn’t stop praising this move of Akshay but he himself has a very modest take about it.
Akshay Kumar has always stood up for the country whenever he’s needed. He has donated huge sums even before this. A tweet has been going viral which says “The best thing about Akshay Kumar is that his love for India is not limited to his movies.”
In a conversation with Hindustan Times, he opens up saying, “You can call it my weakness or whatever, but I am never able to express my feelings or thoughts behind gestures of contributing to a cause.”
He always sets an example for other celebrities by standing up for the nation, to which he says, “Main kaun hota hoon ‘charity’ ya ‘donate’ karne waala? (who am I to donate or make any charity?)”. Doosri baat ki hum apni country ko Bharat Maa kehte hain. Mera yeh contribution actually mera nahi hai. Yeh meri maa ki taraf se Bharat Maa ko hai. (We address our country as Bharat Maa. So this contribution is not from me. It is from my mother to my motherland, Bharat Maa.)”
He also pressurizes on the health of senior citizens during this crisis, “It’s important that I refer to my mother here because poori duniya mein ek fear hai that senior citizens will be ignored and left to themselves during this coronavirus crisis. Hum yeh soch bhi kaise sakte hain. Meri maa ki jaan important hai, aapke maa baap ki jaan important hai. (How can we even think like that. My mother’s life is important and so is the lives of your parents.) No matter who we are, trying to save every single life is critical right now. Maine sirf iski taraf apna ek chhotta sa farz ada kiya hai (I have only done my small bit towards this cause).”