The Gabbar Is Back (2015) co-stars are doing their bit to contribute towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai.
Coronavirus update: Sonu Sood opens up Juhu hotel for health-care workers, Akshay Kumar donates Rs3 crore to BMC
Mumbai - 10 Apr 2020 17:43 IST
In the past few weeks, the Hindi film industry has stepped up to help out daily-wage workers affected by the complete shutdown owing to the global coronavirus pandemic. Now, the stars are doing more to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, currently the country's worst-affected city.
Actor Sonu Sood has offered up his Juhu hotel, Shakti Sagar, for health-care workers to reside in during their fight against the infection. He shared this news on Twitter.
Let’s fight this battle together 🙏 @mybmc @CMOMaharashtra @AUThackeray @MumbaiPolice pic.twitter.com/I8e673iPed— sonu sood (@SonuSood) April 9, 2020
The actor said, "It's my honour to be able to do my bit for the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of our country who have been working day and night to save the lives of millions in the country. I'm really happy to open the doors of my hotel for these real-time heroes."
Meanwhile, Sood's former Gabbar Is Back (2015) co-star Akshay Kumar, after donating Rs25 crore to the PM CARES Fund, is donating a further Rs3 crore to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to assist in making available personal protective equipement (PPE), masks and rapid testing kits.
#Update: After contributing ₹ 25 cr to #PMCares, #AkshayKumar contributes ₹ 3 cr to #BMC to assist in the making of PPEs, masks and rapid testing kits... #COVID19Pandemic #CoronaVirus #Covid_19 #COVID19— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 10, 2020
Last week, actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri offered their office premises to the BMC to use as a quarantine facility. The state has around 1,364 cases and 229 new positive cases were reported this morning. Mumbai has had 876 of these cases with 54 deaths.